Facebook has removed the page of a major Hungarian racist website, a decision that was praised by The Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The Action and
Protection Foundation, an organization monitoring and combatting anti-Semitism in
Hungary, complained to Facebook regarding Kuruc.info with the the help of ADL.
Click photo to download. Caption: Facebook has removed the page of an anti-Semitic Hungarian website. Credit Wikimedia Commons.
“Through its Facebook page, Kuruc.info was
conveying threats against Jews and Roma, inciting to violence, spreading vile
anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, all of which are crimes in Hungary,” said
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director.
“Facebook deserves credit for taking the time
and effort to evaluate Kuruc.info’s activity on their platform and for making
the right decision which is consistent with their policies,” Foxman added.
Read a recent JNS.org interview with Foxman regarding his
new book, VIRAL HATE: Containing Its Spread on the Internet, co-written
with attorney Christopher Wolf, here.