Twitter follows in the footsteps of Facebook and will also remove posts that “deny” the Holocaust
Twitter announced this Wednesday a update your policy against hate speech with which remove posts that “deny” or “minimize” the Holocaust, days after Facebook’s announcement that it will also ban this type of content.
So far, Twitter’s policy does not explicitly state that denying violent acts or events is against the rulesBut according to a company spokeswoman “attempts to deny or minimize” violent events, including the Holocaust, will be eliminated from now on.
“We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and conduct that incites hatred have no place in our service,” said the spokeswoman, as reported by the US agency Bloomberg.
Likewise, he stressed that they have “a solid policy against ‘exalting violence’ and we take action against content that praises or praises historical acts of violence and genocide, including the Holocaust.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company will veto all content that “denies” or “distorts” the Holocaust, after a study revealed that the algorithm used by the company allegedly favors denial.
Zuckerbreg, who said in a statement that he was “between a rock and a hard place,” added that he had fought a battle between “defending freedom of expression and dealing with the harm caused by minimizing or denying the horror of the Holocaust.” Ultimately, this decision was motivated by the rise of anti-Sememitism worldwide.
A recent survey of 18- to 39-year-olds in the United States reveals that nearly a quarter of respondents say they believe the Holocaust is a myth or has been exaggerated.