Facebook Introduces New Measures To Stop The Spread Of Holocaust Misinformation

?stanbul, Turkey - February 10, 2014: Businessman figurines standing in front of Apple iPad monitor  displaying start-up screen of Facebook application. Facebook is one of the most visited social networking website in the world.

Facebook has introduced new safeguards to limit the spread of misinformation around the Holocaust.

The new measures, announced on International Holocaust Rememberance Day, will see any Facebook user who searches for terms associated with either the Holocaust or Holocaust denial recieve a message from Facebook encouraging them to connect with credible information about the Holocaust.

“We’re taking these steps given the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people. We want to help our community learn about the events that led to the Holocaust and the genocide of one-third of the Jewish people,” said Facebook’s VP of integrity Guy Rosen.

The tool will first be made available in English speaking countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.

It builds on previous efforts from Facebook to curb the spread of hate speech on the platform. In October 2020 the tech giant updated its hate speech policy to prohibit content that denies or distortd events of the Holocaust.

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