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Postings on Holocaust denial will be banned Twitter after Facebook

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According to foreign media The Verge, A spokesman for Twitter company confirmed Wednesday that it would ban Holocaust denial posts.First reported by Bloomberg, it was two days after Facebook implemented the same policy. "We strongly condemn anti-Semitism, and hatred has absolutely no place in our services ," Twitter spokesman said in a statement. According to Twitter hate policy ," trying to deny or degrade "violence is prohibited. The glorification of violence, including the Holocaust, is also prohibited.


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The ban was not listed on Twitter's website describing its policy on hate behavior. Instead, the ban is said to reflect Twitter's internal interpretation of how the policy is applied. The spokesman said the explanation was not new, but they did not say how long the policy had been implemented.

Facebook said Monday it would ban posts that deny or distort the Holocaust. The company cited "ample evidence of a global rise in anti-Semitism and alarming levels of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people ".

Anti-Defamation League in July said Holocaust denial had become "more widespread ", noting in particular Facebook" Holocaust denial ". A list of Facebook groups, which include hundreds of members, promote Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic beliefs.

Although Twitter has not received particular criticism, the platform has for many years had serious problems with white supremacists and neo-Nazis. The company has been criticized for failing to remove them, but in recent years it has slowly stepped up restraint and banned some of the most prominent and worst examples.

Twitter said its policy also prohibits denial of other genocides. Facebook stated that its policy specifically covered the Holocaust.

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