Twitter joins Facebook in removing content that denies the Holocaust
Twitter joins Facebook in removing content that denies the Holocaust

Twitter confirmed that after only two days of Facebook implementing the same policy, it will start removing posts that deny the so-called "Holocaust" or "Holocaust."

"We condemn anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms. Acts of hate are totally inappropriate for our services," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday. "We also have a strict policy to embellish violence and take action on content that glorifies or glorifies violence and historic genocide, including: battles, and action."

Bloomberg News was the first to post this measure on Twitter and its code of conduct prohibits incitement to hatred, such as reporting violent incidents or attempting to dismiss or reduce such incidents.

In July, Twitter blocked British rapper Wiley after posting a series of "anti-Semitic" tweets. A tweet from Wiley’s account confirmed that Jews routinely use black musicians.

Facebook announced on Monday that it will block content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust," in violation of the site's previous guidelines.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an audio interview in 2018: Facebook has not removed the Holocaust which denies the content. Because it should allow users to make unexpected mistakes. Of users who share this type of content, Zuckerberg said, "I don't think they made mistakes on purpose."

In announcing this new change, Facebook said: "Our decision is supported by the documented rise in anti-Semitism around the world and disturbing ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people."

The site cited a recent survey that found nearly 25% of American adults between the ages of 18 and 39 regard the Holocaust as myth, exaggerated or unproven.

Zuckerberg always said: Facebook shouldn't judge the authenticity of the content on its platform. The company received a lot of criticism earlier this year for hate speech and disinformation policies, including boycotting ads on the site.

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