Facebook removed anti-Semitic slurs after protests from an Australian Jewish leader.
Comments such as â€œJew ratsâ€ and â€œF****** Mercedes Jewsâ€ were removed from the social networking site after Vic Alhadeff, the CEO of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, had lodged a complaint.
Students from some of Sydneyâ€™s elite private schools had posted the messages, which included “support Holocaust denial” and a link to another internet site called â€œF*** Israel and their Holocaust bull****.â€
One student said in Tuesday’s Sydney Morning Herald that there was â€œno intention of causing conflict or racial hatred.” But Alhadeff told the newspaper that â€œAny comments which propose a racial stereotype are offensive.â€
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