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I thought his comments were more or less fine and appreciated his somewhat firm commitment on freedom of speech for the ignorant on his platform[s]. As most people are fairly ignorant.

Banning users on 'Denying X' is the definition of a very slippery slope they shouldn't get involved in regulating imnsho.

I'm fairly well-read up on WW2, read Churchill's 6-volume memoirs, read the Shirer diaries, Time-Life books, et al, but I couldn't tell you for certain exactly how many jews the Nazis murdered in that timeframe. If they say it was 5.5m are they a 'denier?' What about 5m? What if someone says it was 15m?

Do we want FB to set, like, a 20% error band on statements of fact and your posts get pulled otherwise? Can I say the human body temperature is 95 degrees?


Okay, one follow up and I'll shut up. As stated in the interview, they are going to make judgments, and they will ban people. But they'll somehow be able to figure out whether someone is trying to organize harm against someone or attacking someone. And they will figure out who the real crazies are and blunt their effect by moving them down in the news feed. The devil is in the details, and I remain skeptical.

And can we agree that "Holocaust Denial" is, shall we say, a term of art? What you describe above does not remotely resemble any commonly understood use of the term.
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