Facebook apologized after deleting a publication shared by the Anne Frank Center that promotes education about the Holocaust.
The nonprofit organization based in New York had shared an article on its Facebook and Twitter pages titled "Americans and the Holocaust". Scary numbers. – from the Daily Kos, a group blog and internet forum, on August 21.
The article revealed the results of a survey conducted by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Facebook seemed to censor the publication of the Anne Frank Center promoting education about the Holocaust
The results showed that almost a third of Americans believe that less than six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust and that 45 percent of Americans can not name a single concentration camp.
The Anne Frank Center shared the article, adding a caption: "These figures are alarming, but that's why we do what we do."
"Currently, only 10 states mandate Holocaust and Genocide Education, how do we counteract ignorance about the Holocaust with knowledge, compassion and understanding?
But the group then took to Twitter saying that Facebook had eliminated the publication without any explanation, although it was still on Twitter.
After his tweet about the Aug. 21 post went viral, the group said Facebook contacted them to apologize for the error.
"Hi @ Facebook, you deleted our post promoting the need for Holocaust Education for seemingly violating community standards," they wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
"He has not given us a reason, but he still allows the pages of Holocaust Denial to continue to exist. It seems a bit hypocritical?
The tweet went viral quickly, attracting more than 4,600 retweets and almost 9,000 likes.
Facebook responded that it had eliminated the publication because it contained images of naked children.
& # 39; @AnneFrankCenter, we return your post and send you a message via FB. We do not allow images of children's nudes in FB, but we know that this is an important image of historical importance and we have restored it, "Facebook responded to the center's tweet.
& # 39; We're sorry and thanks for informing us of this & # 39;
The Anne Frank Center then posted an update on Twitter and Facebook saying that it had been contacted by the social network about the matter.
Facebook said it had removed the publication because it contained images of naked children, but restored it because of its historical importance.
The mission of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is to defend the kinder and more just world that Anne Frank dreamed of. In the photo, the group's headquarters in New York
"Facebook contacted us and apologized and restored the original publication, thanks to everyone for their support and for sharing," they wrote on Twitter.
The group also shared the Daily Kos article on Facebook again, adding: "Facebook eliminated this publication without any explanation, so we republish it."
The mission of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is to defend the kinder and more just world that Anne Frank dreamed of.
It preserves the legacy of the young diarist killed in the Holocaust through education and artistic programming.
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