(JTA) – Facebook will still allow users to deny the Holocaust even though it removed prominent bigots and anti-Semites from its platform.
The social media giant deleted the personal, professional and fan accounts of some leading extremists and conspiracy theorists, like David Duke, Louis Farrakhan and Alex Jones, on Thursday. But in a letter from April 9, Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice-president of global public policy, said the site would still allow users to “say things on Facebook that are wrong or inaccurate, even when they are offensive.”
The letter was obtained by the Jewish Insider and published Thursday. [Read more…]