Saturday, June 6, 2009

Will Facebook follow Obama's lead on Holocaust denial?

President Obama went to Germany this week, including Buchenwald concentration camp. His own great uncle was part of a unit that liberated the camp. He has said that his great uncle was greatly affected with POST (post traumatic stress syndrome) when he returned to civilian life. You might have seen or heard that Obama also said he "has no patience for people who would deny history."

Chris Matyszczyk of Cnet wrote a great piece today in his Technically Incorrect blog, Will Facebook follow Obama's lead on Holocaust denial? Basically Facebook says that Holocaust denier groups are not hateful. Obama said, "To this day, there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened--a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful," he said. "This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts, a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history."

Facebook, get a clue, and follow your own policy: "You will not post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence."

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