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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, theFacebook's developer conference, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, theFacebook's developer conference, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
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In an interview with Recode's Kara Swisher, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that while he found Holocaust denials "deeply offensive," he didn't believe users who refuted the genocide should be censored on the platform.

After enormous criticism followed, Zuckerberg said he "didn't intend to defend the intent" of Holocaust deniers in an email to Swisher.

The Anti-Defamation League simply said Facebook has a "moral and ethical obligation" not to publish lies about the Holocaust.

But if the Anti-Defamation League is right, wouldn't that effectively make a private corporation a major censor of speech?

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Hiawatha Bray, technology writer for The Boston Globe. He tweets @watha.

This segment aired on July 19, 2018.

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