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Zuckerberg seems to suggest Holocaust deniers have a place on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has stepped into some fresh controversy. In an interview with Recode, the Facebook co-founder said Holocaust deniers should be allowed to post comments on the social networking site. Soon after, he tried to amend those comments, which probably adds to the confusion, as you can see below.

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Cobra95131d ago

Quite simple, really. Facebook as a business can censor all they want, but it would only diminish their stature as a social medium. Let's see where this goes.

subtenko30d ago

they already do, it happens everywhere i hope you know that

2pacalypsenow31d ago

While I agree with free speech, when FB sensors other groups it doesn't agree with, it's no longer about free speech.

Deadpoolio31d ago

I know its hard to grasp, because who needs to know what they're talking about ever just vomit out free speech and call it a day....However since you clearly have no clue what the first amendment actually says, it states that you are protected from THE GOVERNMENT....The Government cannot punish, imprison or silence your speech. Your job CAN fire you, your landlord CAN evict you, your neighborhood CAN shun you...Freedom of speech also does not protect you from consequences......With that said IF its brain dead morons having brain dead moron conversations on the internet, then fine, BUT IF its "news" sites like Alex Jones and his brain dead garbage trying to "present:" this garbage as news than YES anything should be removed when its being presented as "factual" news

Speed-Racer30d ago

Thank you. People always seem to get this concept mixed up and use it conveniently where it does not apply.

subtenko30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

I dont think what you think so you shouldnt be here...

Madness....

KillZallthebeast30d ago

Thats not a thing on fb anymore actually

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Kabaneri31d ago

Facebook is so progressive they censor conservatives but leave an open platform for Islamic radicals to spread their ideology.

KillZallthebeast30d ago

They'll ban someone with an opinion but build a platform for religions. Go figure

ChrisW29d ago

BS!!! You obviously do not know what you're talking about!

Aside from obvious hate groups, which deserve no podium what-so-ever, no matter how bad or vile a subject seems to you; pro-Trump, pro-Obama, LNWJs, RNWJs, FAKE NEWS, pro-drugs, pro/anti-abortion, pro/anti-guns, Sandyhook deniers, Holocaust deniers (you don't have to be a Nazi to be a denier!), Christian extremists, religions other than your own... and so on, if FB, using their list, cannot deem them in violation of their own set forth policies, there's nothing they should do about it.

And with that in mind, if a "conservative" page gets deleted or censored, as you so mentioned, then they OBVIOUSLY did something stupid that violated FB's policies. It's not rocket science!!!

kalkano31d ago

While I'm not going to agree with holocaust deniers...

WHO THE HELL DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE, that they get to decide who is and is not allowed to voice their beliefs!? As long as it's not something logically illegal (like threatening to kill people), let people SPEAK! Be careful what you wish for, because it just may be YOU that gets silenced next.

subtenko30d ago

Remember decades ago when dr.s and people said smoking was healthy? Imagine if FB was around then and people said the same about that "You you think smoking is unhealthy you shouldnt be on FB!" idiots