Facebook has drawn criticism for “enabling vicious Jew hatred” after failing to remove a disgusting post titled “how to pick up Jewish chicks”.
The post featured an image of a shovel and a pile of ashes, a reference to the systematic extermination of the European Jewry during the Holocaust, along with the line. Such ‘jokes’ normalise the Holocaust and turn the most traumatic point in Jewish history, and in the estimation of many the single lowest point in human history, into something to be consumer and laughed at on social media.
The post was ‘liked’ by over 21,000 people and had over 32,000 comments. It was also shared by many.
Despite Facebook claiming that it is committed to “removing hate speech” in its community standards, when the post was reported, Facebook allowed it.
Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission called the image “disturbing” and said that “Facebook should not be a hot-house and a cesspool of racism, xenophobia and bigotry, and should not allow its platform to be used by bigots to disseminate and propagate their toxic and hateful invective”.
If the thousands of comments, many were reportedly antisemitic in nature.
We recently covered a story in which Facebook allowed a post that called explicitly for the genocide of Jews.