After Facebook, Twitter bans Holocaust denial posts

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Twitter will ban the platform’s Holocaust denial posts for violating its hateful conduct policy, according to an online report. Twitter does not explicitly state that denying violent events is against the rules. However, according to a Twitter Attempts by the spokesperson to deny or reduce violent events, including the Holocaust, would be suppressed depending on the company’s interpretation of the hateful conduct policy, Bloomberg reported. According to reports, the interpretation is not new and has been in place for some time.

“We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and hateful behavior has absolutely no place in our Twitter a spokesperson told the publication. “We have also put in place a strong policy of ‘glorifying violence’ and we are taking action against content that glorifies or praises historic acts of violence and genocide, including the Holocaust.

Earlier this week, Facebook also banned publications that deny or distort the Holocaust. The social media platform said it would start directing people to authoritative sources if they were looking for information about the Nazi genocide.

Facebook said the new policy “is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism around the world and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people.” Surveys have shown that some young Americans believe the Holocaust was a myth or was exaggerated, the AP news agency reported.

Zuckerberg in a blog post noted that he believes the new policy strikes the right balance in drawing the line between what is and what is not acceptable speech. “I struggled with the tension between standing up for free speech and the harm done by downplaying or denying the horror of the Holocaust,” he wrote. “My own thinking evolved as I saw data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as did our broader hate speech policies.”

Zuckerberg said that he finds Holocaust denial deeply offensive and that he thinks he finds Holocaust denial deeply offensive, he believes that the best way to combat offensive bad speech is with a good speech.

Twitter banned Holocaust denial postings under a hateful conduct policy because it does not explicitly state that denying violent events is against the rules.

News Highlights:

  • Twitter does not explicitly state that denying violent events is against the rules.
  • However, attempts to deny or reduce violent events, including the Holocaust, would be suppressed depending on the company’s interpretation of the policy.
  • Earlier this week, Facebook also banned publications that deny or distort the Holocaust.

Source: twitter.com/indiatoday

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