Children photographed inside the Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 1945. Credit – TASS via Getty Images
Facebook updated its rules on Monday to explicitly ban any content that “denies or distorts” the Holocaust, after years of allowing people to deny that the genocide occurred.
The move reverses Facebook’s previous stance, which was articulated by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in years of interviews as not wanting his company to be an arbiter of truth.
“I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened. I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong,” he told Vox’s Recode in 2018.
Zuckerberg’s position, and Facebook’s, has “evolved” since then, he said in a Facebook post published Monday. “I’ve struggled with the tension between standing for free expression and the harm caused by minimizing or denying the horror of the Holocaust. My own thinking has evolved as I’ve seen data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as have our wider policies on hate speech.”
“Our decision is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people,” said Facebook’s vice president of content policy, Monika Bickert, in a statement.
Civil rights groups welcomed the news, but questioned Facebook’s timing. “As Facebook finally decides to take a stance against Holocaust denial and distortion, they claim it is because of their work with the Jewish community over the past year,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti Defamation League (ADL), in a statement. “We question this claim because if they had wanted to support the Jewish community,
Public safety solution enhances collaboration between patrol officers and dispatchers
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced the Long Beach Harbor Patrol Officers and Dispatchers in California have successfully gone live with Tyler’s New World Enterprise CAD™ and New World ShieldForce® solutions, along with New World Enterprise Records™, mobile messaging, and mobile field reporting.
The implementation of Tyler’s solutions replaces the agency’s previous tracking system used to manage dispatch activity.
“We recognized the need to implement a true computer-aided dispatch solution to better manage dispatch activity, streamline communication across the agency, and enhance our reporting processes,” said Jeremy Vetterlein, technical security project manager of Long Beach. “Tyler’s solution is already improving critical communication between our patrol officers and dispatch staff. The solution allows us to precisely locate and quickly respond to issues in the field, helping to ensure safety in our community.”
In addition to the CAD solution, the Long Beach Harbor Patrol Officers and Dispatchers will also leverage Tyler’s latest solution for public safety, New World Enterprise Records.
Following a completely virtual go-live, the Port of Long Beach is now using a true comprehensive CAD solution. A few notable features and benefits include:
Increased mobility for Harbor Patrol officers in the field to respond quickly to dispatch activity, initiate calls, and capture field investigation reports
GIS-based address points which allow for precise location details to be shared instantly
Ability to move most Harbor Patrol daily log documentation from a paper-based to an electronic format to improve accuracy
Enhanced reporting capabilities for all staff
“We’re pleased to bring the Port of Long Beach live with our comprehensive public safety solution, including CAD and enterprise records,” said Bryan Proctor, president of Tyler’s Public Safety Division. “Not only will our CAD solution and reporting capabilities increase efficiency for
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