Broken enough that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion needs a warning label:
Extremely irresponsible for the @FBI to do this without offering context — that it's famous racist propaganda in their possession because they've investigated the people distributing it. Issuing it like this is vulnerable to "endorsed by the FBI!" spin on this infamous racism. pic.twitter.com/TZkoxSDVtx
— MadAtTiresHat (@Popehat) August 19, 2020
Per the Daily Dot:
The FBI’s Records Vault Twitter account is facing criticism after it tweeted out a link to a PDF that included the Protocols of Learned Elders of Zion, an anti-Semitic hoax, without any context.
The Records Vault account is automated, and tweets out links to Freedom of Information Act requests that are now public. However, the account tweeting out the hoax literature without context has generated a heap of criticism…
The PDF the FBI tweeted out does include a 1964 report from the Senate Judiciary Committee where it explicitly calls the document “fabricated,” however, it is toward the end of the 139-page PDF, after several copies of Protocols of Learned Elders of Zion, which the FBI apparently had in its records from when people sent it to them.
Given that the FBI’s tweet was just a link to a PDF with no context, it quickly was condemned online as “wildly irresponsible” and “vulnerable to ‘endorsed by the FBI!’ spin on this infamous racism.” …
Do better, FBI!
Context: FBI Records Vault tweets out files it is releasing by including the subject. Without context.
Judging by the responses, it did not go well this time. Quite the contrary.
The context of the antisemitic hoax is there, deep inside the documents.
Context REALLY matters. pic.twitter.com/pnSk2N3KtG
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) August 19, 2020