Twitter and Google will remove content denying Srebrenica genocide

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Twitter and Google told Radio Free Europe (RFE) that they intended to remove content denying the Srebrenica genocide from their social platforms, RFE reported Wednesday.

The Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada (IGC) recently sent requests to technology giants Twitter and YouTube to ban the denial of the Srebrenica genocide on its platforms.

Emir Ramic, the director of the Canadian Institute, told RFE that the IGC keeps records of content on social networks and that most posts insulting Srebrenica victims come from Serbia, but that there are also those from Russia, France and other countries.

The IGC has not yet received answers to the request they sent to these social networks on July 30, 2021, but Ramic said he hopes for a positive response “because both social networks have previously removed some content that incites hatred towards the other and insults to victims of the Holocaust, and in individual cases the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.”

Twitter and YouTube told the RFE regarding Institute’s request that they have a clearly established policy that “sanctions any hate speech.”

In response, Google, the owner of Youtube said it will remove all content that violates the company’s already established hate speech rules. Twitter responded saying such content has absolutely no place on their network.

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