Apr 7, 2018

Facebook urged to block Nazi relic sales

Facebook has been urged to do more to prevent the sale of Nazi memorabilia on its website. Facebook does not allow the sale of offensive items and removed the goods after being contacted by the BBC. Campaign groups said internet companies had a responsibility to stamp out the trade in Nazi artefacts. Two Nazi military badges were allowed to remain on sale despite being reported by a Facebook user in October last year. "While there are perfectly legitimate reasons for acquiring Nazi memorabilia, it is also the case that such items are in demand by those who fetishise the Nazi regime or by far-right groups who publicly display them at their events." Online auction site eBay allows items of historical significance to be listed, including Nazi currency and stamps, but bans Nazi propaganda, elements of military uniforms or other items bearing Nazi symbols.

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