Facebook bans Holocaust denial

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Holocaust denial will no longer be allowed on Facebook.

In a post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is updating its hate speech policy to include Holocaust denial and distortion.

The move, Zuckerberg said, comes with the rising tide of anti-Semitism and an examination of free speech.

He said, “Drawing the right lines between what is and isn’t acceptable speech isn’t straightforward, but with the current state of the world, I believe this is the right balance.”

Under the new policy, users who search for the Holocaust on Facebook will be directed to “authoritative sources” for accurate information.

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