Palestinian activist: “We see it [Facebook policies] as a war on the Palestinian narrative.”
By Reuters & ILH Staff
Palestinian activists contended that Facebook and other social media platforms have censored criticism of Israel in response to government pressure and launched a campaign seeking to halt the activity
Palestinians have complained that political posts were removed or demoted especially by Facebook and Instagram, which Facebook owns.
The “7amleh” digital rights organization launched a website called “7or” on Monday to call attention to its position, saying it has documented 746 rights violations in 2021 so far. Continue Reading »
A Holocaust survivor’s daughter receives a 30-Day-Ban by Facebook for asking, “How is this allowed?“ next to an anti-Semitic post sent to her.
By Yochy Davis
My name is Yochy Davis and I’m active on-line, sharing the truth about Israel.
Screenshot by Yochy Davis
This happened to me a few days ago…
As a Holocaust survivor’s daughter, I can’t stay silent when I see injustice. So, when I was sent the most horrendous tweet, I posted a snapshot of it and a link to the tweet, with the question:
“How is this allowed”⁉️
Within seconds I got banned by Facebook, without them even willing to listen, – And my Facebook page The Truth also got restricted. Continue Reading »
Shared over 25,000 times on facebook and reaching hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, a #FakeNews story of an “IDF soldier” killing a “Palestinian” boy, was finally removed.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Facebook removed on Friday a viral photo that falsely accused an “IDF soldier” of killing a “Palestinian” boy.
The photo, which was shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook before it was removed, depicted a Chilean police officer crushing a bloodied boy alongside the caption: “An Israeli soldier kills a Palestinian child.”
According to the profile of Nabil Ben H, the Facebook user who uploaded the photo, he is an employee of the Tunisian Education Ministry. Continue Reading »
The “We support Jeremy Corbyn” Facebook page with about 72,000 followers is operated by Hamas operatives and supporters from Gaza to London, including one Walid Abu Rouk, a resident of Khan Younis.
By Eldad Beck , Israel Hayom Staff
The Hamas terrorist organization has been working to help Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour party, win Thursday’s general election in the United Kingdom, the Israel-based Tazpit Press Service reported on Monday.
Hezbollah flag behind Jeremy Corbyn at a protest in 2012. – Photo by Samuel Hardy
According to TPS, one of the largest and most important of the Corbyn support organizations across the world – the “We support Jeremy Corbyn” Facebook page, with some 72,000 followers – is operated by Hamas operatives in Gaza and London. Continue Reading »
Workers at the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, and their family members, are suing Facebook for unjustly closing their personal accounts as a collective reprisal while accusing the firm of helping foreign governments break into the phones of over 1,000 diplomats.
A group of employees from Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc on Tuesday, saying the social media giant had unfairly blocked their private accounts when it sued NSO last month.
Messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, had accused NSO in its own legal action filed in California last month of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials. Continue Reading »
Sacha Baron Cohen, known for pushing the limits of the First Amendment in a series of films & TV programs, takes to Twitter saying, Zuckerberg’s defense of free speech on Facebook is ‘akin to a restaurant owner welcoming neo-Nazis, then allowing them to shout anti-Semitic insults at other patrons.’
Ben Sales, JTA,
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave an impassioned defense Thursday of his company’s policy of allowing a wide spectrum of speech on the platform. Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Zuckerberg invoked the First Amendment and the civil rights movement to defend his refusal to limit inflammatory discourse on his social media giant. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Media Watch’s 45-page report convinces Facebook, after years of being an “accomplice in Fatah’s terror promotion,” to replace incitement with a new message when users go to Fatah’s official page, “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.”
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
Facebook appears to have shut down Fatah’s official Facebook page.
When users click on the page, they receive a message saying, “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now.”
Fatah Official Facebook Page banner. – Screenshot: Facebook/IsraelandStuff/PP
Efforts to get the page closed began earlier this year by the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) organization, which appealed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with the following message: “We strongly request that Facebook immediately close and delete Fatah’s Facebook page and ensure that no similar page is reopened.” Continue Reading »
Shortly after an anti-Israel activist posted on his Facebook page a called to boycott Toronto businesses that supports Israel, the owner of one of the targeted establishments, the ‘Taste of Israel’ grocery store, admitted his sales had skyrocketed.
By Paul Lungen, CJN Staff Reporter
It’s a safe bet to say that Firas al-Najim’s boycott efforts didn’t go the way he hoped they would.
About a week after the anti-Israel agitator posted videos on his Facebook page calling for a boycott of Toronto businesses that support Israel, the owner of one of the targets of his campaign, the Taste of Israel grocery store, said sales had more than doubled. Continue Reading »
Terror victims sought $3 billion in damages from facebook for permitting Hamas to post encouragement and then celebrated terrorist attacks against Jews in Israel, but a federal court said the outdated, but standing 1996 law regulating internet content shields the social media giant from civil liability.
By Reuters and Ynet
NEW YORK – Facebook Inc on Wednesday defeated an appeal by American victims of Hamas attacks in Israel, who sought to hold the company liable for providing the group a social media platform to further its terroristic goals.
Palestinian incitement in ‘car intifada’ against Israelis
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), a 1996 law regulating internet content, shielded Facebook from civil liability. Continue Reading »
The bogus Facebook accounts that were focused on Israel were run by misrepresented Iranian sources highlighting the Palestinian issue and undermining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s credibility.
By Niv Lilien, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Facebook said Thursday it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it called “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That’s the social network’s term for fake accounts run with the intent of disrupting politics and elections.
Facebook has been disclosing such purges more regularly in recent months, including ones linked to groups in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Russia.
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Cyber-security flushes out fake accounts.
Green Leaf, Israel’s pro-marijuana political party, claims Facebook re-approved their promotions campaign in order to avoid litigation, but then deleted Green Leaf’s account as way of ‘neutralizing’ them.
By Nir Cohen, Alexandra Lukash
Israel’s pro-marijuana legalization party, Green Leaf (Ale Yarok), is threatening to sue Facebook after it removed one of its publicity campaigns from the social media platform.
Green Leaf’s lawyer sent a letter to Facebook explaining that in October 2018, the party launched a publicity campaign on the social media platform in order to raise funds for a High Court appeal over Israel’s cannabis laws.
Israel’s Green Leaf (Ale Yarok) party – YouTube screengrab
As part of this campaign, the party paid for 15 adverts on Facebook for a total sum of NIS 11,500 (some $3,000). Continue Reading »