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Banning Alex Jones from Facebook is not the same as the Holocaust

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The remaining alt-right pundits of Twitter would like you to know that being kicked off Facebook and Instagram is the same as the Holocaust. As a Jew, I am here to tell you that being kicked off Twitter is not the same as the same as the Holocaust, not even a little.

Yesterday, Facebook — after years and years of being a hotbed of fake news and conspiracy theories — finally banned Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Louis Farrakhan, among others, which it categorized as “dangerous individuals”. Yesterday was also Holocaust Martyrs Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah. Members of the far-right were extremely excited to use this incredibly f**ked-up coincidence to achieve peak whataboutism.

The “polymaths” at Tucker Carlon’s right-leaning news site The Daily Caller immediately named it the “day of the long knives” because losing your Instagram page is basically the same as being murdered.

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