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Zuckerberg Tries To Clarify Holocaust Remarks After Interview

Zuckerberg says he "didn't intend to defend" those denying the holocaust.
Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 19, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to clarify a statement he made on Holocaust denial.

In an interview published Wednesday on Recode, Zuckerberg said posts featuring Holocaust denial wouldn't be removed from Facebook automatically. Zuckerberg said people get stuff wrong but he doesn't think "they're intentionally getting it wrong."

After the interview was published, Zuckerberg emailed Recode to try and clarify his position. He told the outlet he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive" and he "didn't intend to defend" those denying it. 

Zuckerberg brought up the case of Holocaust denial on his own when asked about his company's policy on removing fake news. 

Germany has reportedly weighed in on the subject. The country says Facebook has to abide by its laws which ban Holocaust denial.