Twitter will begin removing posts containing Holocaust denial, a Twitter spokeswoman told Bloomberg News just days after Facebook also implemented a policy banning posts that deny the Holocaust.
“We strongly condemn anti-semitism, and hateful conduct has absolutely no place on our service,” the spokeswoman told Bloomberg News in a statement. “We also have a robust ‘glorification of violence’ policy in place and take action against content that glorifies or praises historical acts of violence and genocide, including the Holocaust.”
The announcement comes just days after Facebook implemented a policy that would ban content promoting falsehoods or denying the holocaust, in an attempt to combat rising anti-semitism. (RELATED: Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial Content, Says Content That ‘Distorts’ Holocaust Will Be Removed)
“We’ve long taken down posts that praise hate crimes or mass murder, including the Holocaust. But with rising anti-Semitism, we’re expanding our policy to prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust as well,” Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Monday. Zuckerberg cited a rise in anti-semitism as one of the reasons behind the new policy and says his thinking has evolved because of