‘Facebook allows Holocaust denial in countries with legal prohibition’

‘Facebook allows Holocaust denial in countries with legal prohibition’

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Messages in which the Holocaust is denied, in many countries, not by Facebook blocked. That while this type of messages in the countries in question are prohibited by law.

This is evident from a leaked document of Facebook’s moderatiebeleid in the hands of The Guardian.

According to the document, is the denial of the Holocaust in fourteen countries it is prohibited by law. The social network would have this kind of messages, however, only in France, Germany, Israel and Austria to block, as it will be reported. Only in these countries should Holocaust-denial be actively contested, the document.

A spokesman of Facebook says that the landenaantal “not accurate”, but refuses further information to share.

In the countries will take action if someone says, for example that the number of victims of the Holocaust is excessive, or if other facts can be downplayed.


According to the policy document, is Facebook pictures of the Holocaust with naked people, because the images are newsworthy. Those pictures should be no naked children are shown.

The social network has in the past been criticized for being famous geschiedenisfoto’s were blocked because of the show of nudity.

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