Key Words: Zuckerberg effectively defends right of Holocaust deniers to be heard on Facebook

‘I find [Holocaust deniers] deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.’

That’s Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, all but inviting, during a Recode interview in which he sought to explain why the social network FB, -0.30% permits controversial and inflammatory sources to maintain their voices on the platform, a wholly new controversy.

On the rival social platform Twitter TWTR, -3.06% , many users wondered whether Zuckerberg — having drawn a line between Holocaust denialism and, say, the long-standing claim by Alex Jones of InfoWars and others that the Newtown, Conn.

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