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CBC Warns Commentators About Anti-Israel Hate Speech After HRC Intervention

by Mike Fegelman

On June 4, CBC posted the following video to its Facebook page about young Palestinians in Gaza (not Israel as the CBC had claimed) doing Parkour: 

“We don’t care about fighting, we don’t care about military,” says young Gaza resident of his dangerous hobby. “We just care about parkour.”

Posted by CBC News on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

As of this writing, the post had over 600 likes, 210 shares and dozens of comments, but we were alarmed at one comment in particular which crossed the line into hate speech:

Calling for Israel’s destruction and the ultimate genocide of the Jews residing there is hateful and a violation of the CBC’s standards. HRC notified CBC executives who commendably took the post down and issued the following warning to commentators:

With that said, Godwin’s law that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches” came into force with the following antisemitic comparison made by a commentator of the Jewish people to the Nazis and Hitler:

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