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Museum Applauds Facebook Decision on Holocaust Denial and Distortion

 

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UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM APPLAUDS FACEBOOK’S DECISION TO BAN HOLOCAUST DENIAL AND DISTORTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum applauds Facebook’s decision to ban Holocaust denial and distortion, which are dangerous forms of antisemitism. Freedom of speech is vital to our democracy, but it does not require any organization to host antisemitic speech that can potentially foment violence. The alarming rise in violent antisemitism in the United States and around the world requires everyone to work to combat the spread of this ancient and deadly hatred. 

Prohibiting this content from spreading on a platform that reaches approximately 2.7 billion active users each month at a time when antisemitism as well as racism and other forms of hatred are growing is an important step.

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