Facebook is now promoting new resources on Holocaust education in an apparent effort to compensate for years of allowing Holocaust deniers to run amok on its platform.
In a statement, the technology company said: “We will begin to connect people with authoritative information about the Holocaust. Anyone who searches on Facebook for terms associated with either the Holocaust or Holocaust denial will see a message from Facebook encouraging them to connect with credible information about the Holocaust off Facebook.
“We’re taking these steps given the well-documented rise in antisemitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people. We want to help our community learn about the events that led to the Holocaust and the genocide of one-third of the Jewish people.”
The announcement comes after a report argued last year that Facebook’s algorithm “actively promoted” Holocaust denial content, and following revelations about white supremacist activity on the platform.
.Campaign Against Antisemitism continues its robust engagement with social media companies over the content that they enable to be published, and we continue to make representations to the Government in this connection.