Tuesday, May 3, 2016

UK: Holocaust deniers jump on Linvingstone's Hitler/Zionism comparison

Will Gore, Deputy Managing Editor of The Independent:
This vile fringe has been given succour by the internet, which allows ‘revisionists’ to plead ‘free speech’ in the name of spreading lies and hate. It is a problem for any news outlet which seeks to engage with its audience online and to encourage comments by readers. The space ‘below the line’ ought to be a forum for genuine debate. But in response to articles about Livingstone’s outburst, Holocaust deniers suddenly appear with alacrity, just as Islamophobes pop their heads above the parapet any time we write about refugees fleeing Syria.
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