Hate groups bring Facebook under fire

05/15/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Holocaust-denial groups are forcing Facebook to deal with the anti-social side of social media. The site prohibits hateful content, but the company distinguishes between advocating violence and simply expressing an opinion. "While some kinds of comments and content may be upsetting, (that) is not alone a reason to remove the discussion," a spokeswoman for the company said. Rabbi Abraham Cooper responds: "Promoting Holocaust denial means promoting hatred."

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