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Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 2018 conference on April 30, 2018. Credit: Anthony Quintano via Wikimedia Commons.

Ban Holocaust denial? Yes. Political censorship? No.

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The applause was nearly universal. After a determined campaign on the part of the Anti-Defamation League and a broad coalition of Jewish groups and other organizations, Facebook has agreed to ban posts that contain Holocaust denial...
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Facebook bans posts denying and distorting the Holocaust

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Facebook announced on Monday that it is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust. In a post on the social-media site, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is “updating our hate-speech policy to...
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous' Facebook page

More Than 16,500 Tune into Weekly Movie Series about Heroism of Rescuers During the...

More than 16,500 people tuned into The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous’ (JFR) weekly summer movie series on Facebook. The Foundation aired one of its award-winning documentaries highlighting the Righteous Gentiles who saved Jews...
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Report: Facebook doesn’t ‘recognize Holocaust denial’ as anti-Jewish hate speech

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Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content to that user” and “has been unwilling to recognize Holocaust denial as a form of hate speech against Jews.” “Hosting the Holohoax: A Snapshot...
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Facebook announces new policy to crack down on anti-Semitism

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Facebook has updated its community standards policy to include combatting anti-Semitism on its platform, announced the social-media giant on Tuesday. “We’ve made progress combating hate on our apps, but we know we have more to...
The headquarters of Twitter in San Francisco, Calif. Source: Google Maps screenshot.

After Knesset fiasco, Twitter still refuses to remove Iran leader’s account

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Twitter is refusing to take down the account of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s account on the social-media platform, even though he posts tweets calling for the genocide of Israel and the Jewish...
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Facebook expanding Tel Aviv office space despite COVID-19

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing many companies to lay off employees or have them work from home, Facebook is expanding its office space in Tel Aviv. Facebook Israel has signed a deal to rent two...
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UN expresses ‘dismay’ at anti-Semitic statements by Islamic Relief leader

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The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Miguel Moratinos, expressed his “dismay” on Tuesday over anti-Semitic views espoused on Facebook by Heshmat Khalifa, the head of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW),...
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous will air one of its award-winning documentaries highlighting Righteous Gentiles who saved Jews during World War II and the Holocaust from July 27 to Aug. 31, 2020. Source: JFR Facebook.

Online movie series to feature rescuers and rescued during years of Holocaust

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The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) is launching a Monday-night movie series, from July 27 to Aug. 21, each week airing one of its award-winning documentaries that highlight Righteous Gentiles who saved Jews...
A political cartoon published by the Anderson County Review equated Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's order requiring state residents to wear masks to help protect residents from the spread of the coronavirus with the Holocaust, July 3, 2020. Credit: The Anderson County Review/Facebook.

Kansas newspaper under fire for Holocaust comparison, removes Facebook post

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A Kansas newspaper has come under fire for posting a cartoon on the weekly outlet’s Facebook page that compared the governor’s face-covering order in response to the coronavirus pandemic with the Holocaust. The Anderson County...