Lipstadt Discusses ADL-Led Boycott of Facebook

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, recently contributed to an article in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The article discusses reactions to Facebook’s decision to permit Holocaust denial on its platform, including a boycott led by the Anti-Defamation League. Read the section that cites Lipstadt below, along with the full article: “How the ADL went from working with Facebook to leading a boycott against it.”

“But Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt, who spoke out against Zuckerberg’s remarks on Holocaust denial, said a boycott was the right way to go. 

“‘Facebook is a private entity and no private entity is obligated to post hate speech,’ she said. ‘Generally I don’t like boycotts, but if this is the only thing to which Facebook is going to respond, then you have no other choice. You can choose where you put your money.'”