On August 16, Facebook restored one of the largest pages promoting the Latvian Legion “Waffen SS”, which was a formation of the Nazi Germany Army during the World War 2.
The Latvian Legion “Waffen SS” was among the last of Nazi Germany’s forces to surrender after defeat of the Nazis in the conflict. It was participating in punitive expeditions against local population and resistance forces in the areas occupied by Nazi Germany. The modern Latvian mainstream propaganda claims that the formation was fighting for the freedom against the USSR and was not involved in any warcrimes.
The Facebook page entitled “Latvian Legion” publishes photographs of soldiers, memories from Newspapers, books, family archives and other content justifying actions of the Waffen SS formation and promoting its members as heroes.
The page was tempoirarly banned but then restored.
“We are very sorry about this error. The group closed in error and updated as soon as we were able to conduct an audit. Every week our team processes millions of messages and sometimes we get the wrong information,” a Facebook representative commented on the situation to the Latvian TV channel TV3.
In Latvia March 16 is unofficially considered as the day of remembrance of the Latvian Legion “Waffen SS”. Every year on this day in Riga radical nationalist and pro-Nazi organizations hold marches and public events.
This situation once again shows the hypocrisy of major media corporations. While Facebook, Twitter and others are carrying out a crackdown of alternative media, for example InfoWars, they have no problems with open supporters of Nazis, if these Nazis are the Nazis “allied” to the MSM.