Sunday, July 22, 2018

Zuckerberg Slammed for Refusing to Ban Holocaust Denial on Facebook

Facebook must comply with Germany’s laws banning Holocaust denial regardless of its own internal polices, authorities gave a warning to the company CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who said Holocaust deniers' comments should not be removed.

It sounds like Zuckerberg is for free and open debate regardless of the issue being discussed. The core overlooked issue here is if the Holocaust deniers are wrong they can be countered by dispassionate argument - like arguing against a flat Earth. 

The biggest problem is that many countries make ANY debate on the topic illegal, like Germany.

Why should academics or researchers go to jail for airing information that can be proven wrong in the public space? If a Holocaust denying video like the one appearing below is factually wrong it should be a simple matter of offering a good counter argument. One should not be imprisoned for this sort of thing:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2018.]