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Facebook wrestles with Holocaust-denial groups

The debate rages at the Facebook group “1,000,000 for the TRUTH about the Holocaust"...

Facebook is in a difficult position in trying to define “hate” in a forum of more than 200 million users, said Jennifer Granick, civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

“That’s when decisions to remove content become even more relevant because it affects so many people,” she said.

Granick supports keeping these discussions in the open.

“Driving these groups underground doesn’t remove their power or attractiveness,” she said. “It enhances it.”

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Houston Chronicle

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