Facebook will not entirely ban anti-Holocaust groups

Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, has said that it will not remove anti-Holocaust groups on the site after complaints, including from Dallas Mavericks NBA team owner Mark Cuban.

Facebook spokesperson Barry Schnitt told CNN that the groups do harbor “Nazi ideals” and that they find Holocaust denial “repulsive,” Facebook says it will still not ban the groups citing the importance of the right to discuss ideas, no matter how controversial.

Schnitt went on to say, “We want [Facebook] to be a place where people can discuss all kinds of ideas [including controversial ideas],”

However, Facebook did say the groups should be banned where the denial of the Holocaust is illegal, such as in nations including Israel, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, among eight others nations worldwide. However, Schnitt stopped short of saying that content should be removed altogether from Facebook. Schnitt said that homosexuality is illegal in some countries, but that content should not be removed from Facebook just because it is illegal in some countries.

Generically, there are countless groups on Facebook that are pro things and against things, including religion and race. If Facebook were to ban the anti-Jewish groups, it might as well censor/ban every other controversial group. I mean, how could it ban one and not the other?

Facebook maintains its position remains committed to keeping the community open for all.

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  • omjax

    didn't facebook say their users are gonna start to determine the TOS…. why don't they do that with this stuff….

  • omjax

    didn't facebook say their users are gonna start to determine the TOS…. why don't they do that with this stuff….

  • omjax

    didn't facebook say their users are gonna start to determine the TOS…. why don't they do that with this stuff….

  • Nidia

    excelent idea. FInally some brains here.

  • Nidia

    excelent idea. FInally some brains here.

  • Nidia

    excelent idea. FInally some brains here.

  • Jake

    Holy triple negative batman!

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