Holocaust Denial Remains on Facebook; Fox Pundit Compares Fauci to Nazi War Criminal; Thousands Gather to ‘Shine A Light on Antisemitism’

  • December 2, 2021
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THE WEEK’S BIG 3

Holocaust denial content remains on Facebook despite a ban the platform put in place last year, according to a report published Wednesday morning by ADL. Jewish groups and Holocaust remembrance organizations condemned Fox Nation host Lara Logan for comparing the nation’s top infectious disease expert to a Nazi war criminal notorious for medically experimenting on death camp prisoners. Elected officials, musicians, and community leaders from across the country joined together this week to draw attention to the rise of antisemitism at Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremonies.

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  1. Holocaust Denial Remains on Facebook One Year After Platform Ban, ADL Report Finds

    “Although searches for the term ‘Holohoax’ on Facebook lead to a link with information about the Holocaust, other terms including ‘Holocaust Hoax,’ ‘Holocaust fraud,’ ‘so called Holocaust’ and ‘Holocaust didn’t happen,’ are searchable and return results.” The Hill: LEARN MORE

    + ADL Report: One Year After Ban, Holocaust Denial Remains on Facebook

    + Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: As @ADL has explained to Facebook for years, Holocaust denial is a hateful, #antisemitic conspiracy theory. With this new research, we urge the platform to address cracks in enforcement.

  2. ADL Denounces Fox’s Lara Logan for Comparing Fauci to Nazi War Criminal

    “Logan, a once-respected investigative reporter turned right-wing pundit, claimed during a Monday night Fox News appearance that ‘people all across the world’ have told her that Dr. Anthony Fauci is akin to Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi physician known as the ‘Angel of Death.’” Daily Beast: FULL STORY

    + Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: There’s absolutely no comparison between COVID-19 mitigation efforts and what happened to Jews during the Holocaust. This includes making outlandish analogies suggesting Dr. Fauci is akin to Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, known for his gruesome medical experiments on prisoners.

    + Fox host doubles down on outrageous comparison of Fauci to Nazi 'Angel of Death' doctor as network remains silentCNN

  3. Thousands Gather Across the Country to ‘Shine A Light on Antisemitism’ This Hanukkah

    “The gathering was part of the national ‘Shine A Light on Antisemitism’ initiative, which aims to raise awareness and action about antisemitism through education, community partnerships, workplace engagement, and advocacy during the eight-day Jewish festival.” Algemeiner: READ MORE

    + Political, religious groups join together in Philly to ‘shine a light’ on antisemitismNPR Philadelphia

    + Learn More and Join “Shine a Light”

 

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