Jul 19, 2018

Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial row

Mark Zuckerberg has once again found himself at the centre of a row, after saying posts from Holocaust deniers should be allowed on Facebook. When asked about its policy on fake news, Mr Zuckerberg offered, without prompting, the example of Holocaust deniers. NBC News reporter Benjy Sarlin tweeted asking whether Mr Zuckerberg thought the debate over whether the Holocaust had happened was in "Good faith". Matt Ford, a reporter at The Atlantic, pointed out that Mr Zuckerberg had not even been asked about the Holocaust - "He just said he'd keep it on Facebook on his own". "But there's one thing I want to clear up. I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive and I absolutely didn't intend to defend the intent of people who deny that."

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