Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday, 29 July 2011

De Nile Is A Cesspool On Facebook

"At Facebook, one of the toughest questions we face is how to handle the sharing of controversial ideas and opinions on the site," an official has explained.
 "Recently, there has been a focus on groups created to deny the occurrence of the Holocaust. We find these groups to be repugnant and ignorant, just as we object to some of the other ideas expressed on Facebook. 
We have spent considerable time internally discussing the issues of Holocaust denial and have come to the conclusion that the mere statement of denying the Holocaust is not a violation of our terms.
We think that there is a meaningful difference between advocating violence against a group of people and expressing an opinion on a policy, set of beliefs, or historical event — even if that opinion is factually wrong, or is outrageous or offensive to most people. However, if the members of the Holocaust denial groups consistently post hateful or threatening comments, we will take the groups down, and we have done so on many occasions.
Many of us at Facebook have direct personal connection to the Holocaust, through parents who were forced to flee Europe or relatives who could not escape. We believe in Facebook’s mission that giving people tools to make the world more open is a better way to combat ignorance or deception than censorship, though we recognize that others may disagree."
Read more:http://digitallife.today.com/_news/2011/07/27/7181440-holocaust-survivors-ask-facebook-to-ban-denial-pages
Hat tip: Y.M.

4 comments:

  1. More open? Is facebook run by the same types that run Norway??

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  2. The Stoltenberg factor, Juniper ...

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  3. Just one more reason I don't and won't go near Facebook.

    Holocaust denial is a criminal offence in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Romania. May it's an idea if Facebook was blocked in those 4 countries

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  4. An interesting idea, Shirlee! That would soon have the problem sorted!

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