Facebook Introduces Holocaust Fact Check Box To Combat Growing Online Denial


Users will see a box labeled ‘Learning About the Holocaust’ when they search for related terms

Internet users who search for information about the Holocaust on Facebook will now be prompted to visit a website on the attempted annihilation curated by the World Jewish Congress and UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, reported The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA).

Starting Wednesday, which is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, users will see a box labeled “Learning About the Holocaust” when they search for related terms. Similar boxes with resources pop up after searching about things such as the COVID-19 pandemic and US elections, which social media giants have said is a tool to counter what they term as misinformation.

“The Holocaust was the organized persecution and killing of 6 million Jewish people, alongside other targeted groups, by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II,” the box reads. “Learning about the Holocaust can help prevent future genocides and other acts of hatred based on religion, ethnicity or other differences.”

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