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Facebook is updating their hate speech policy to prohibit and remove Holocaust Denial content

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  1. arp242
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    I'm quite surprised – almost shocked – this was allowed up to now. Iconic Vietnam war photo? Not allowed. "Hitler never killed no Jews"? Great content from very fine people! 🀨 I'm reminded when...

    I'm quite surprised – almost shocked – this was allowed up to now. Iconic Vietnam war photo? Not allowed. "Hitler never killed no Jews"? Great content from very fine people!

    According to a recent survey of adults in the US aged 18-39, almost a quarter said they believed the Holocaust was a myth, that it had been exaggerated or they weren’t sure.

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    I'm reminded when years ago a coworker – who is, as far as I know, not religious at all – said something along the lines of "oh, the theory of evolution isn't correct". When I asked why he just mentioned "oh, there was something about it that didn't fit, but don't remember what exactly". He probably just accidentally stumbled on some creationists claptrap at some point without realizing it, and as someone who never read much about it didn't realize it was complete nonsense but did remember that evolution is "incorrect".

    I'm going to guess that very few people actually answered "Holocaust is a myth", and that most just fall in the "I'm not sure" group because they read some carefully veiled neo-Nazi claptrap somewhere as mistook it as reliable. I hope that's the case, anyway.

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  2. Akir
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    Good old facebook. Can always count on them to enforce a bare minimum common sense moderation strategy decades too late. I can't imagine how most people can't see that it's a screaming dumpster fire.

    Good old facebook. Can always count on them to enforce a bare minimum common sense moderation strategy decades too late.

    I can't imagine how most people can't see that it's a screaming dumpster fire.

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