Hateful Memes Video Montage


MAR 7, 2024


We welcome the Oversight Board’s decision today, March 7, 2024, on this case which deals with a video posted to Facebook that contains a series of racist, anti-semitic, and homophobic meme images. Among other things, they allege Jewish control of the media, express disgust at interracial relationships, show anti-Black and anti-gay slurs, and praise the Nazi military. The caption predicted that Facebook would remove the post.

Upon initial review, Meta left this content up. However, after the board brought the case to our attention, we determined the content violates our Hate Speech Policy, as laid out in the Facebook Community Standards, and removed the content. Meta removes content that targets members of a protected characteristic group with, among other things, claims that “Jewish people control financial, political, or media institutions;” derogatory terms related to sexual activity; claims that a group of people are subhuman; and slurs.

There will be no further updates to this case.