Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Refuses to Ban Holocaust Deniers from Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments
Ellis Copeland | 20 July, 2018, 12:42

Zuckerberg was asked by ReCode's Kara Swisher in a July 18 interview if he would take down conspiracy-theory content such as what is promulgated by the Infowars website.

Mr Zuckerberg raised the issue of Holocaust denial while defending the social media and publishing company's refusal to ban hoaxes and other misinformation.

Zuckberg said that, although he finds Holocaust denialism deeply offensive, it's not Facebook's job to prevent anyone from saying something false, but rather to combat fake news and misinformation that's spread maliciously. "I just think, as abhorrent as some of those examples are, I think the reality is also that I get things wrong when I speak publicly", he said prophetically.

[Interviewer interjects:] In the case of the Holocaust deniers, they might be, but go ahead.

But he said, 'I find that deeply offensive.

Earlier this month, India's government rebuked the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp for allowing rumors and false reports to circulate on its service after a series of deadly attacks on victims mistakenly accused of kidnapping children, according to Dow Jones.

They were not, he said, "intentionally" getting their facts wrong.

Wrong content is one thing.

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In Myanmar, also known as Burma, Facebook has been accused by United Nations investigators of facilitating violence against Rohingya Muslims by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech and fake news. Zuckerberg added it's hard to understand a person's intent.

"The approach that we've taken to false news is not to say, you can't say something wrong on the Internet", he said. What Zuckerberg has yet to say is that he will rethink his attitude about the Holocaust and work to stop hateful deniers from spreading libels and lies against a long-persecuted people.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers Wednesday afternoon, hours after he was quoted saying some deniers who post on Facebook aren't "intentionally getting it wrong".

The internal praise for the Trump campaign's strategies clashes with Facebook's public criticism of the administration's policies. "Facebook has a moral and ethical obligation not to allow its dissemination", Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement.

Zuckerberg has since introduced a number of features on the popular social media platform to refurbish the faith of its 100 million-plus user base.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a podcast interview released on Wednesday that the social network does not remove posts that deny the existence of the Holocaust because the company wants to allow its users to make unintentional mistakes.

The latest controversy comes with Facebook seeking to fix the damage from misinformation spread on the platform during the 2016 United States election campaign and the hijacking of private data by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica as it worked on Donald Trump's campaign.

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