Antisemitism

Technology • Internet & Web
Twitter follows Facebook with ban of content that denies Holocaust
Twitter follows Facebook with ban of content that denies Holocaust
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On Twitter, it will be forbidden in the future to question the historically proven crimes of the Nazis. According to the service's statement, this also applies to the denial or trivialization of other "violent events" or their glorification, while Facebook's regulation specifically covers the Holocaust. "We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and hate has no place on our platform," a Twitter spokesperson told Bloomberg.

Technology • Internet & Web
Facebook announces the removal of content denying the Holocaust
Facebook announces the removal of content denying the Holocaust
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Facebook has announced an update to the site's hate speech policy. In the press release, the social network states that following the "well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people" a new policy will now "prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust" on Facebook.

Regional News • Europe • Germany
26-year old student attacked in front of Hamburg synagogue
26-year old student attacked in front of Hamburg synagogue
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During the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles on Sunday afternoon, a 29-year-old man dressed in army-like clothing had attacked a 26-year-old man who was about to enter the grounds of the Hohe Weide Synagogue in the Hamburg district of Eimsbüttel.

The police and general public prosecutor's office are investigating the man for attempted murder in a crime with dangerous bodily harm. They assume that the suspect has an anti-semitic motive.

In the trouser pocket of the suspect, a note with a hand-drawn swastika had been found after he had been caught following the attack.