Facebook would have let Hitler buy ads, says Sacha Baron Cohen

Facebook would have let Hitler buy ads, says Sacha Baron Cohen

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook saying had it existed in the 1930s it would have allowed Hitler a platform for his anti-Semitic beliefs. Cohen also criticized Google, Twitter and YouTube for pushing ’absurdities to billions of people’. Facebook said in a statement that Cohen had misrepresented its policies and that hate speech was banned on its platforms.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 5 months

Seeing how Hitler was democratically elected to remove democracy their argument is invalid.

Lord Baktor
Lord Baktor 5 months

I think we could all agree that public platforms should remain public and speech should remain free. The big difference is that if Hitler posted ads on facebook the whole world could counter his arguments since he wouldn't have control over said platform.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 5 months

Hilter also built his support base in underground groups in cafe back rooms, what is your point Sacha? removing a public platform doesn't stop them finding the like minded.

User Inactive
User Inactive 5 months

If Facebook had existed back then the WW2 historical narrative would be very different today, which is why certain groups are so hell bent on censoring social media.

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