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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Dec. 27, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Khamenei tweets: Why a crime to deny Holocaust?

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted on Wednesday asking why it’s a crime to doubt the Holocaust, though it is permitted to insult the prophet Muhammad. “The next question to ask is: Why is...
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Twitter intends to remove posts denying the Holocaust

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Twitter announced last week that it will remove posts that deny the Holocaust. Bloomberg first reported the move on Oct. 14. “Our Hateful Conduct Policy prohibits a wide range of behavior, including making references to violent events or...
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Can France’s courts learn from Facebook in the fight against anti-Semitism?

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Who is more effective in the fight against resurgent anti-Semitism: Facebook or the French judiciary? I’m asking this particular question because of two separate developments over the last week that, when taken together, suggest that...
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...

October 9, 1981: Mermelstein Vs. Holocaust Denial

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Mel Mermelstein, a Czech-born survivor of Auschwitz, was successful in his suit against the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a Holocaust-denial outfit, in Los Angeles Superior Court on this date in 1981. The year...
Former Spanish River High School principal William Latson, July 2019. Credit: Screenshot of WPTV News segment.

School board votes to reinstate Florida principal fired for Holocaust denial

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The principal of a high school in the heavily Jewish city of Boca Raton, Fla., who was fired last year after he declined to recognize that the Holocaust occurred, has been reinstated. The Palm Beach County School...
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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...
A animated video that glorifies Palestinian terror and features four real-life deadly attacks against Israelis was removed by TikTok. Source: Screenshot via Palestinian Media Watch.

New study reveals extreme anti-Semitism on TikTok

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The social-media platform TikTok is a growing hotbed of extreme anti-Semitism, according to a new report. Led by researchers Gabriel Weimann, a professor of communication at the University of Haifa and senior researcher at the...

One more year until book on Jonas Noreika published!

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A deathbed promise leads to a daughter discovering her famous grandfather General Storm of Lithuania wasn’t just a war hero—he was a Nazi war criminal. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would...