ADL Statement on Reddit's New Quarantine Policy for Holocaust Denial

New York, NY, September 28, 2018 ... The following is a statement from ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt in response to Reddit's new policy to quarantine communities that propagate misinformation, including Holocaust denial.

"Holocaust denial is hate speech. Tech platforms have a moral and ethical obligation to prevent such anti-Semitic conspiracy theories from spreading. That's why we're grateful to see Reddit take this proactive step to reduce the number of people who will see such hateful information as well as to direct users to reputable educational resources where they can learn about the Holocaust. It's another sign of responsible leadership from Reddit as the company seems committed to reduce hate speech on their platform. We hope this new policy will be effective and reduce the spread of this information on Reddit." 

 

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.