Facebook ‘Deserves Credit’ for Removing Hungarian Hate Speech

The Anti-Defamation League today praised Facebook for removing the page of Kuruc.info, the leading Hungarian purveyor of anti-Semitic and anti-Roma hate speech.

The League assisted the Action and Protection Foundation, which monitors and combats anti-Semitism in Hungary, to submit a detailed complaint to Facebook.

“Through its Facebook page, Kuruc.info was conveying threats against Jews and Roma, inciting to violence, spreading vile anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, all of which are crimes in Hungary,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and co-author of Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet. “Even the Prime Minister of Hungary complained to the U.S. Government and Congress about Kuruc.info’s U.S.-hosted website.”

In July 2012, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wrote about Kuruc.info to U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, indicating that the “focal point of Hungarian anti-Semitism is a news portal, which, to avoid the measures of the Hungarian government, fled to the United States and has been conducting disgraceful activities from there.  If this problem were to be resolved, then the Hungarian forces of anti-Semitism would be severely weakened.”

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