If you are a member of the Facebook community you may go the “Suggestions” section of the Help Center.
As a user of Facebook, I would like to advocate for the removal of Holocaust denial material from the site. According to a survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League, young people are particularly vulnerable to believing anti-Semitic propaganda, and they make up a large part of the Facebook community.
Your terms of service state that users may not “bully, intimidate, or harass any user…post content that is hateful, threatening…use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory…or encourage any violations of this statement.” However inadvertently, you have become party to spreading hate and anti-Semitic content by not deeming such content as hateful. As a result, groups like Aryan Guard, Hamas, Hezbollah and Support Taliban are not removed. The misinformation that is spread on the internet and through sites such as Facebook breed further misinformation, and with it further intolerance.
In addition, terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah are using your site as a means of recruitment and training throughout the Middle East. Hateful words are becoming hateful actions. Here, in a news release, the Simon Wiesenthal Center reports a growing trend in anti-Semitism spread on the internet. http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=4441467&ct=6994349
As you know, the Facebook community now has 250 million members, and it is the fourth most visited site on the Internet. As soon as some content is removed, more sprouts up. There is clearly a systematic issue that must be addressed in order to secure the safety of Facebook users and quell the opportunity to use this social networking site for terrorist activity and hate-mongering.
For more information on why Holocaust denial is hateful, please read “Anti-Semitism 2.0” at https://holocaustdenialishate.wordpress.com/anti-semitism-2-0/
[Letter developed by the author of this site]