Irving receives YouTube boost

Jewish leaders have called on Google to stop giving a platform to David Irving after the Holocaust denier credited YouTube for an “exponential” increase in interest in his work.

The call from the Board of Deputies of British Jews comes as Google agreed to talks with its members about ways to tackle antisemitic content on the video-sharing site after a Times investigation revealed the extent of the problem.

Mr Irving, whose revisionist views were discredited in an unsuccessful libel case in 2000, which is the subject of the film Denial, appears in more than 220 YouTube clips. Some have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

These include footage of lectures in which Mr Irving, 78, denies that the Nazis had a policy of systematic killing Jews.

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