Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO: Facebook. Ban All Holocaust Denial Pages and Groups.
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Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO: Facebook. Ban All Holocaust Denial Pages and Groups.

    1. Simon Jones
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      Simon Jones

      Sherborne, United Kingdom

Holocaust denial is one of the most insidious forms of hate speech. It targets a religious group in that it is based on the claim that either the Holocaust never happened, or that it was exaggerated by Jews in order to advance their own political and economic interests. Evidence of the Holocaust is well documented. Most people who join a Holocaust Denial or Holohoax group are not there to have an honest debate regarding its occurrence, or to study history. That is a pretext. Rather, they are there to distort the truth, to push an agenda of anti-Semitism, and to find like-minded people.

Facebook is a private company with terms of service to which all of its members agreed. Facebook has set its own standards regarding allowable forms of speech on its site and has banned many types of speech that may otherwise be allowed under the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Facebook does not allow pictures of nudity or graphic violence, comments that harass, annoy, or target an individual, or hate speech. The latter includes comments that target an ethnic, racial or religious group.

Therefore, by its own standards, and in keeping with the majority of international opinion where in many countries Holocaust Denial is a crime, Facebook can and should ban Holocaust Denial pages and groups as a form of hate speech.

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      Simon Jones
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      Thank you everyone who signed and shared this petition. This petition is now closed and will be, together with a similar one on Care2, be shortly presented to Facebook and major shareholders. A copy of the accompanying letter will be posted to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sign-Petitions-to-Ban-Holocaust-Denial-from-Social-Media-as-Hate-Speech/587130521301544?ref=hl

      Thank you once again, from me and all those involved in promoting this worthwhile cause.

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    • Frederick Weisinger PADDINGTON NSW, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      As a survivor I see the point of banning anti Semitism on Facebook.

      It is however a hopeless battle because Mark Zuckerberg does not think it worth his while. Who cares ?? I do not think he does.

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    • Judy Adler TORONTO, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      lying about history is dispicable. Imagine pages that deny that Africans were slaves . How would that fly?

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    • Kyrinn Eis HOLLYWOOD, FL
      • 5 months ago

      Human dignity -- We are all in this together; an drespect expected from others can only be achieved by giving respect to others.

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    • tim belby BARRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      If we don't remember our history we may end up repeating it.

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    • Brian Shirley CHAS, SC
      • 6 months ago

      I think people who deny or try to erase history have some sort of agenda that does not bode well for all of mankind.

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