The Condemning Real Estate Group, a nonprofit group that advocates for Jewish communities, has condemned a Facebook post by a real estate group that described the Holocaust as a “genocide” and blamed the Holocaust for the displacement of millions of Jews from Europe.
The group posted the statement Thursday on Facebook that included the hashtag #CondemnationHolocaust.
“Today, we stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Jews who died in the Holocaust and the millions who were displaced in the aftermath of it,” the group wrote.
“This post is part of a larger campaign of anti-Semitism that has been promoted by Facebook, which is responsible for promoting and propagating the myth of the Holocaust.”
The Facebook post came a day after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be banning Holocaust denial from its platform.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook vice president for global partnerships, Kristin Huguet, have come under fire for censoring Holocaust denial on the platform.
The statement said Facebook will also be “making it easier for users to report hateful posts.”
Facebook’s policy prohibits Holocaust denial in its terms of service, but Facebook has not announced any plans to change its policies on Holocaust-denying content, which have included censoring posts about the Holocaust.
A Facebook spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Facebook statement did not name the real estate organization that published the post, but a screenshot from the post was shared on Twitter by the group.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg has said the company will be working with the real-estate group to find ways to help Jewish communities and communities that are experiencing significant trauma and loss.
He said Thursday that the group’s statement is an example of how Facebook can be a valuable partner.
“We have been listening to our communities and their needs for months,” Zuckerburg said in a statement.
“In the meantime, we’re working with them to help them protect their loved ones and rebuild their lives, and we’re also taking this opportunity to do what’s right for our users and the public.”
Facebook is working with real estate groups to ensure that real estate listings on the social network are consistent with Facebook policies, Zuckerburg added.