Fifty six international Jewish scholars who specialise in antisemitism, Jewish and Holocaust history and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have written to Mark Zuckerberg and the Board of Facebook, urging the platform not to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism.
"Fight all forms of hate speech on Facebook" their letter says,
"But don’t do so by adopting and applying a politicized definition of antisemitism, which has been weaponized to undermine free speech, in order to shield the Israeli government and to silence Palestinian voices and their supporters"
The full text of the letter is reproduced below:
Joint letter of 56 scholars to Facebook: Don't adopt the “IHRA definition of antisemitism”
Attn. Board of Directors
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Concerns: campaign targeting Facebook to adopt “IHRA definition of antisemitism”
7 September 2020
Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, dear Ms. Sandberg, dear Board of Directors,
We, scholars specialized in antisemitism, Jewish and Holocau...
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