What was the most damning tech news last week? That Google’s Android was fined $5bn for anticompetitive behaviour? That Donald Trump continued to obfuscate around Russian meddling in US elections? Or that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the rights of Holocaust denialists? The latter stands out for me — perhaps because I’m Jewish and some of my family died in the Holocaust. It’s as breathlessly insulting as that moron from AfriForum claiming apartheid wasn’t a crime against humanity. Zuckerberg’s breathtakingly inept answer about Holocaust denialism is a terrible revelation about how Facebook deals with fake news and other patently untrue drivel. He made his comments in a podcast with Kara Swisher, who runs tech news site Recode, a week after a mind-numbingly stupid comment by John Hegeman, the head of Facebook’s news feed. Asked by CNN’s Oliver Darcy why Facebook tolerates fake news site InfoWars — which denies the Holocaust as well the horrific Sandy Hook school massacre — He...

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