Twitter Follows Facebook’s Lead in Banning Holocaust Denial Posts

Social media is a great invention that allows a lot of people to discuss things that truly matter to them, but at the end of the day there is a limit to how effective it can be. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that people have widely differing views and they have the right to express these views without any kind of legal ramifications but with all of that having been said and out of the way it is important to note that sometimes unlimited free speech can result in hurtful posts being made about certain groups that have spent a long period of time being oppressed for things like their religious beliefs.

One example of this would be holocaust denial which is the concept that the holocaust, an event where millions of Jews and other minorities were systematically murdered by Nazi Germany, is criticized and doubted to the point where some might say that it is either greatly exaggerated or potentially didn’t even happen in the first place.

Facebook turned out to be one of the first social media platforms to ban holocaust denial posts alright and it turns out that Twitter is going to be banning such posts as well. It’s rare to see Twitter, a company that prides itself on its commitment to social justice, following Facebook’s lead when the latter company is known for taking a very relaxed approach to this sort of thing. Regardless, this move is widely welcomed by the international community with many saying that it is a step in the right direction, although many are also criticizing these companies for prioritizing holocaust denial over other forms of discourse that are harmful to currently oppressed groups including the black community which tech companies don’t protect quite as well.



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