Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO faces flak for refusing to ban Holocaust deniers

ANI | Updated: Jul 19, 2018 06:51 IST

Washington DC, [USA] July 19 (ANI): Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has yet again come under fire after he refused to ban Holocaust deniers from the social-networking site.
"I'm Jewish, and there's a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened. I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don't believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don't think that they're intentionally getting it wrong..." TMZ quoted the Facebook CEO, who substantiated his decision, as saying.
Zuckerberg further said that it is difficult to "understand" the deniers' purpose from their Facebook posts.
On a related note, Zuckerberg had earlier come under fire in regard to the data leak scandal when reports started pouring in March that the social networking site had compromised with the personal data of over 87 million Facebook users to Britain-based Cambridge Analytica - which allegedly influenced voters during the 2016 US Presidential elections. (ANI)