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Facebook Is Garbage, Part Infinity

Facebook takes a bold stand on Holocaust denial 75 years after World War II? How nice.
Facebook Is Garbage, Part Infinity
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Facebook reverses stance on Holocaust denial, will ban it now

  • Facebook announced it will now ban content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust,” reversing its earlier policy.
  • In announcing the change, Facebook said: “Our decision is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people.”
  • In 2018, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook did not remove Holocaust-denying content because it must allow for the possibility that users are making unintentional mistakes.

Such a brave, edgy stance to take 75 years after WW2 ended, no less.

Some more FB news (I’m running out of time this AM – so have at it):

  • NYTimes: Misinformation on Facebook is more popular now than it was in 2016.
  • Buzzfeed: White supremacists and other militant groups in Michigan returned to Facebook to organize with different names.
  • CNN: Twitter is labeling Trump lies on covid-19, while Facebook does nothing.
  • Media Matters: A network of pro-Trump public Facebook groups is promoting right-wing clickbait

Republished with permission from Mock Paper Scissors

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