Interview for TRT World



1. What is the significance of this move by Twitter and YouTube? Especially how significant is this for the victims and their families?


2. I’d like to read a part of the letter written by Emir Ramic, the director of the IRCG, to the CEO of YouTube


“Those who deny the genocide in Srebrenica are humiliating the victims through your YouTube platform, inflicting pain and suffering on the survivors of the genocide, which in return encourages the genocide deniers and future possible creators and perpetrators of the genocide,”


Give us more details about that letter - What  was requested by the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada and  how did they respond?


3.  Twitter says their hate policy “prohibits a wide range of behaviour”.


“This includes targeting individuals with offensive intentions; calling for violent events, the type of violence where protected categories of people have been victims; or where attempts are made to deny or minimise such events. “Also, we have a strong policy in cases of glorifying [violence] and we are taking measures against such content and behaviour that try to glorify or praise violence and genocide.”


What exactly will be removed from the platforms and have you requested Facebook to do the same? Will they follow?


4. The IRGC research showed that most of the genocide denial comes from Serbia, followed by Bosnia’s Serb-run Republika Srpska entity, Russia, and France. Why do you think we are seeing a rise in genocide denial and historical revisionism in recent years?


5. This move by Google follows the genocide denial law imposed by the former High Representative Valentin Inzko. What do you make of the timing for this decision - your Institute has been fighting for this for a long time? Why now?


6. What is next for your Institute? What else would you like to see in your fight against injustice and genocide denial?


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