Twitter also removes posts from Holocaust denials

Twitter also removes posts from Holocaust denials

Crackdown on content that denies or distorts the extermination of Jews during WWII and genocides in general

(Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Twitter follows l example of Facebook and in turn bans tweets that deny the Holocaust. The social network inserts negationist discussions among those in the crosshairs of its policy against hostile, violent behavior and ethnic or religious discrimination. "We strongly condemn anti-Semitism. Hateful conduct has absolutely no place in our service, "a Twitter spokesperson told Bloomberg.

The platform founded by Jack Dorsey also seems concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism and widespread ignorance about the extermination of Jews under the Nazi regime, which Facebook's competitors have documented with research on the subject. Therefore, even Twitter has decided to crack down on posts that deny or spread fake news about the Holocaust.

Unlike Facebook, which is often opposed for its lax attitude on these issues, Twitter has never received targeted criticism of the presence of organized groups or accounts that diminished the gravity of the Holocaust. Nonetheless, the social network has long struggled with the strong presence of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups and only in recent years has it really begun to take countermeasures.

Although Twitter's rules do not explicitly state that denying historical events such as the extermination of Jews is prohibited, the company has decided to adopt a “zero tolerance” line: for this reason, tweets that belittle, deny or distort the documented reality of the Holocaust will be removed. In general, this rule will also be adopted in the debates concerning other cases of genocide.

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