College Newspaper Website Removes Holocaust Denial Ad in Response to ADL Alert
Date: October 26, 2010
ADL asked a local college newspaper to removed an ad surreptitiously placed by Holocaust Denier Bradley Smith.
In a letter to the editor-in-chief, ADL explained that Holocaust denial is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that alleges that Jews invented a myth that six million Jews were killed by Nazis during World War II. The letter stated that while the campus newspaper has the right to publish any advertisement it wishes, it is not obligated to accept every ad it receives.
The editor-in-chief responded that the ad would be removed immediately and that the newspaper will do everything possible to prevent this type of ad from appearing in the future.
Fighting Holocaust Denial in Campus Newspaper Advertisements: A Manual for Action is provided to Hillels, student groups and campus newspapers.