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Jonathan S. Tobin
Social media and the hate-speech slippery slope
Banning hatemongers and Holocaust-deniers seems like a no-brainer for Facebook. But do we really want big tech to be the arbiters of free speech?
International legal group works to remove Holocaust-denial content on Facebook
The actions by the Lawfare Project came following controversial comments by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying he does not believe that Holocaust-denial content should be removed.
British blogger gets prison sentence for anti-Semitic posts and Holocaust denial
Alison Chabloz, a 54-year-old amateur musician, was sentenced by a British judge to 20 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, for threatening messages and anti-Semitic songs that she posted to her YouTube channel.
Abbas attempts to walk back anti-Semitic remarks after international outrage
In his apology, Abbas both condemned anti-Semitism and called the Holocaust “most heinous crime in history.”
In speech, Abbas advances blood libels, says Israel ‘has nothing to do with Judaism’
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said he might “take tough steps in the near future in our relationship with our neighbors [Israel] and the Americans,” though he did not elaborate.
‘Never Again Education Act’ to teach American students about the Holocaust
Proposed legislation, if passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, would grant money raised through donations to American schools as part of the Holocaust Education Assistance Program.
Outrage in Israel as Polish P.M. suggests Jews were perpetrators in Holocaust
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “the Polish prime minister’s remarks here in Munich are outrageous. There is a problem here of an inability to understand history and a lack of sensitivity to the tragedy of our people. I intend to speak with him forthwith.”
EU lawmakers grill Iranians on terror plots and Holocaust denial