Facebook has apologised to the Anne Frank Center for removing an article it posted calling for more Holocaust education. The post featured an image of child Holocaust victims, naked and emaciated.
The Anne Frank Center asked Facebook on Wednesday to clarify why it had removed the post. It also highlighted that Facebook allows Holocaust denial on its platform, which it viewed as hypocrisy.
“While Facebook removes the AFC’s post promoting the need to educate on the past, it continues to allow pages and posts that directly deny the reality of the deaths of more than six million people. Holocaust denial dehumanizes people. It makes thousands feel unsafe. It violates the very standards Facebook lays out for it users. Yet these hate-filled propaganda pages remain,” an Anne Frank Center spokeswoman told Business Insider.