Facebook removes page of Hungarian anti-Semitic website

(JNS.org) Facebook has removed the page of a major Hungarian racist website, a decision that was praised by The Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The Action and Protection Foundation, an organization monitoring and combatting anti-Semitism in Hungary, complained to Facebook regarding Kuruc.info with the help of ADL.

Click photo to download. Caption: Facebook has removed the page of an anti-Semitic Hungarian website. Credit Wikimedia Commons.

“Through its Facebook page, Kuruc.info was conveying threats against Jews and Roma, inciting to violence, spreading vile anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, all of which are crimes in Hungary,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director.

“Facebook deserves credit for taking the time and effort to evaluate Kuruc.info’s activity on their platform and for making the right decision, which is consistent with their policies,” Foxman added. 

Read a recent JNS.org interview with Foxman regarding his new book, VIRAL HATE: Containing Its Spread on the Internet, co-written with attorney Christopher Wolf, here.


Posted on July 18, 2013 .