Facebook bans holocaust denial

Zuckerberg, having given up on Trump, no longer needs to keep the far-right dog and pony show going on Facebook. Last week QAnon was banned, and now holocaust denial.

Removing content that denies or distorts the Holocaust may seem like an obvious decision for a company that is frequently accused of enabling hate speech. But in the past, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, has presented the company's tolerance of Holocaust denial as an example of its commitment to principles of free speech.

As a new era of supplicating to congressional Democrats instead of Republicans beckons, Zuck's opinion has "evolved," as he puts it.

I've seen data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as have our wider policies on hate speech. 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.