After Facebook, Twitter bans Holocaust denial posts

Twitter will ban Holocaust denial posts from the platform for violating its hateful conduct policy, such as from an online report. Twitter it does not explicitly state that denying violent events is against the rules. However, according to a Twitter The spokesperson attempts to deny or downplay violent events, including the Holocaust, would be removed on the basis of the company’s interpretation of the hateful conduct policy, Bloomberg reported. As per the report, the interpretation is not new and has been in place for some time.

“We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and hateful conduct has absolutely no place in our service”, the Twitter the spokesman told the publication. “We also have a solid policy of ‘glorification of violence’ in place and we act against content that glorifies or praises historical acts of violence and genocide, including the Holocaust.”

Earlier this week, Facebook posts denying or falsifying the Holocaust are also banned. The social media platform noted that it will begin directing people to authoritative sources if they seek information on the Nazi genocide.

Facebook he said the new policy “is underpinned by the well-documented rise of anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people.” Polls have shown that some young Americans believe the Holocaust is a myth or has been exaggerated, the AP news agency reported.

Zuckerberg noted in a blog post that he believes the new policy strikes the right balance in drawing the lines between what is and is not acceptable speech. “I have struggled with the tension between defending freedom of expression and the damage caused by minimizing or denying the horror of the Holocaust,” he wrote. “My thinking evolved as I saw data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as well as our broader policies on hate speech.”

Zuckerberg said he found Holocaust denial deeply offensive and believed he found Holocaust denial deeply offensive, he believed the best way to combat offensive speech was with a good word.

Twitter has banned Holocaust denial posts under a hateful policy of conduct as it does not explicitly state that denying violent events is against the rules.

News Underline:

  • Twitter it does not explicitly state that denying violent events is against the rules.
  • However, attempts to deny or belittle violent events, including the Holocaust, would be removed based on society’s interpretation of the policy.
  • Earlier this week, Facebook posts denying or falsifying the Holocaust are also banned.