MOTL Statement on Facebook Hate Speech Policy

International March of the Living applauds the decision by Facebook to expand its policy and prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.

“This is a very important and timely step toward improving international perception of the historical facts of the Holocaust, which current surveys have proven are gravely misunderstood by so many of today’s younger generation”, commented Phyllis Greenberg Heideman, International March of the Living President.

“Nothing is more painful to Holocaust survivors than witnessing the dismissal of their suffering and denial of the murder of so many of their precious family members. We encourage all major social media platforms to follow Facebook’s example and prohibit all forms of Holocaust denial as well as antisemitism and racism on their sites.”

International March of the Living and its alumni in 150 communities around the globe thank Facebook for this important landmark decision which will surely assist in our ongoing struggle to combat Holocaust denial, antisemitism and hatred in all its forms.

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