The leaders of 25 organisations involved in Holocaust and genocide education have today written an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg calling on the Facebook CEO not to allow “complete and utter falsehoods about the Holocaust, and about the Jewish people, to go systematically unchecked.”
Referring to this story in The Times of London, July 27th 2018, they offer “tangible, rapidly executable steps towards Facebook becoming part of the solution.”
The signatories – including Dr James Smith, Co Founder and President of the UK’s National Holocaust Centre and CEO of the Aegis Trust – invite Mr Zuckerberg to join them in a face to face meeting “to scope a specific and bespoke education program, aimed at raising Holocaust awareness and acceptance within the Facebook community.”
They state: “We can deliver proven educational resources in multiple languages, ready for digital deployment with Facebook — important as you may wish to break the task down by different jurisdictions with different laws. We can offer cost-free professional development programs for educators on Facebook to give them resources, skills and confidence to tackle hate and prejudice, and to teach empathy, understanding and respect. And we have thousands of shareable stories that reveal the personal dimension of hate-based violence and the inspiring people who have stood up against it — some in interactive format.”
Picture: Mark Zuckerberg F8 2018 Keynote. Image originally posted to Flickr by Anthony Quintano at https://flickr.com/photos/22882274@N04/41118886324. Published here under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0).