ADL Commends Facebook for Removing Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Page

New York, NY, January 4, 2018 ... Facebook has removed a disgusting and highly controversial anti-Semitic page that has been on its platform for at least five years. The page peddled one of the worst anti-Jewish conspiracies from medieval times: Jewish ritual murder of non-Jews.

Said Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti-Defamation League CEO and National Director:

“We have been calling for the removal of this hateful, anti-Semitic Facebook page since 2014. It’s long overdue that Facebook took it down, but we’re glad they did. Media platforms are taking steps to counter hate and now it’s time to accelerate this work. That’s why we established our Center for Technology and Society and we will be working with the platforms to get ahead of the hate and abuse that is dangerous for our society.”

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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