“We condemn anti-Semitism,” they said from the company, which follows in the footsteps of Facebook.
Twitter announced on Wednesday an update to its policy against hateful conduct with which it will eliminate publications that “deny” or “minimize” the Holocaust, days after Facebook’s announcement that it will also ban this type of content.
So far, Twitter’s policy does not explicitly stipulate that denying violent acts or events is against the rules, but according to a company spokeswoman “attempts to deny or minimize” violent events, including the Holocaust, will be eliminated at from now on.
“We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and the conducts that incite hatred have no place in our service, “said the spokesperson, as reported by the US agency Bloomberg.
He also noted that they have “a strong policy against ‘exalting violence’ and we take action against content that praises or praises historical acts of violence and genocide, including the Holocaust.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday that the company will veto all content that “denies” or “distorts” the Holocaust, after a study revealed that the algorithm used by the company presumably favors denialism.
Zuckerberg, who said in a statement that he was “between a rock and a hard place,” added that he had fought a battle between “defending freedom of expression and dealing with the damage caused by minimizing or denying the horror of the Holocaust.” Ultimately, this decision was motivated by the rise in anti-Semitism worldwide.
A recent survey of people between the ages of 18 and 39 in the United States reveals that almost a quarter of respondents say they believe the Holocaust is a myth or was exaggerated.
In addition, this Wednesday Facebook made a new announcement about its content management policy.
Zuckerberg’s social network announced that it will ban advertisements that discourage vaccination, a measure aimed at “eliminating false information” that could hinder the work of public health agencies.
“Our goal is to help messages about the safety and efficacy of vaccines reach a broad group of the population, while prohibiting advertisements with false information that may harm public health efforts,” they noted from Facebook in an entry in the official blog of the company.
Source: DPA and EFE