July 20, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg has been defending Holocaust denial for years. I remember back when Abe Foxman was still the head of the ADL he told him he didn’t think it was hatespeech.
Now obviously, there are business concerns that for some Jews might supersede anti-Semitism concerns. But Facebook has already adopted strict hatespeech rules. But for some reason, Zuck keeps doing interviews defending holodenialism.
I’m not complaining.
It’s lulz af.
This American Jew is getting told by German goyim what Americans should be allowed to say about that stupid skin lampshade hoax and Zuck is like “well AKSHUALLLY…”
Facebook must comply with Germany’s laws banning Holocaust denial regardless of its own internal polices, authorities gave a warning to the company CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who said Holocaust deniers’ comments should not be removed.
“There should be no place for anti-Semitism anywhere!” German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said in a Twitter post in response to Zuckerberg’s recent comments he made in an interview to the Recode technology news website. She went on to say that anti-Semitism includes “verbal and physical attacks on Jews as well as the denial of Holocaust” and is “punishable by us and will be strictly prosecuted” in Germany.
Für #Antisemitismus darf es nirgendwo einen Platz geben! Dazu gehören verbale und körperliche Angriffe auf Juden genauso wie die Leugnung des #Holocaust. Auch letzteres steht bei uns unter Strafe und wird konsequent verfolgt. #Zuckerberg https://t.co/8x4jk9ZWCh
— Katarina Barley (@katarinabarley) July 19, 2018
Her angry outburst was provoked by the Facebook’s CEO comments, in which he said that Holocaust deniers’ comments should not be deleted from the social network platform just because they “get something wrong.”
“There is a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” he told Recode on Wednesday, adding that, even though he personally finds such position “deeply offensive,” he still “does not believe” that “our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong.” Zuckerberg also said that he did not believe that Holocaust deniers “are intentionally getting it wrong.”
In Germany, Holocaust denial is punishable by law. Social media sites can face fines amounting to up to € 50 million ($ 58 million) if they fail to promptly remove such hateful messages. The social networks in Germany are obliged to delete “obvious” hateful content within 24 hours after a complaint is filed, while other reported content should be dealt with within a week.
“No one should defend those who deny Holocaust,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who actually introduced the so-called “network enforcement law” while he was a justice minister, said in a tweet, commenting on the recent developments. The legislation fully came into force on January 1, 2018.
American yids also flipped their lids over Zuck’s defense of denialism.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) July 18, 2018
Unacceptable & outrageous remarks by @MarkZuckerberg about #Holocaust denial. Must clarify his remarks & make clear Holocaust denial is a willful and hateful attempt to trivialize murder of 6 million Jews. No room for Holocaust denial on @facebook… https://t.co/XVUTxTqbFz
— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) July 19, 2018
My general point that no one should be doing the filtering of news for 2.1 billion people. But Mark Zuckerberg defending the sincerity of Holocaust deniers suggests that we may have picked the single worst person to do what is an impossible job. pic.twitter.com/j3GELcn0w4
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) July 18, 2018
“Holocaust denial is a willful, deliberate and longstanding deception tactic by anti-Semites that is incontrovertibly hateful, hurtful, and threatening to Jews.” Read the full statement from our CEO @JGreenblattADL ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/vF5ydzplKM
— ADL (@ADL_National) July 18, 2018
I think maybe Zuck has autism.
He might just not give a shit. He’s married to a gook anyway.
But I mean, he is trolling Jews here. He has to be purposefully provoking them.
“Holocaust denial is just an opinion, not necessarily anti-Semitism” was an argument before the internet. Now that the internet exists, and it is so easy for anyone to find out that the Holocaust didn’t happen, anyone pointing it out is doing so because they know Jews are lying, and it is evil to call out Jews as liars.
Instead of “I just think we should be able to do research, I’m just interested in history” at this point you are literally saying “the Jews are a bunch of filthy liars – look at this shit.”
That is to say, no one can in good faith argue that the Holocaust did happen at this point in history, meaning you are directly attacking Jews by pointing out that they are lying about what is supposedly the most important event in all of human history.
The ultimo move here would be if Zuck implied the German goyim are anti-Semites for attacking him over this. Something like “as a Jew, I think I have a lot more right to talk about this than you do.”