Facebook should be applauded for halting the spread of antisemitism online, but the other social media platforms need to follow suit.
Mark Zuckerberg said he has long struggled with finding the balance between freedom of speech and the harm of Holocaust denial.
The board was divided 4-3, with the only Jewish board member arguing strenuously against Latson’s rehiring.
It is not everyday that a minister of an Arab or Muslim state visits a Holocaust memorial.
15% said they thought the Holocaust was a myth or has been exaggerated, and 20% said people talk about it too much. Nearly half said they had seen Holocaust denial online.
In October, the Palm Beach County School Board fired Latson from his post at Spanish River Community High following a four-month suspension.
Typing “holocaust” in the Facebook search function brought up suggestions for denial pages, which point users to publishers that sell revisionist and denial literature.
Both Twitter and Facebook have been criticized for allowing antisemitic content to remain on their sites.
In digital campaign, message to Zuckerberg is “Holocaust denial posts on Facebook are hate speech and must be removed!”
An image of Jim Curran went viral after he was photographed at a Black Lives Matter rally in London, but Curran regularly attends antisemitic conspiracy theory meetings.