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Survivor’s daughter banned by Facebook for asking “How is this allowed“

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 »

Facebook removes Palestinian propaganda photo falsely accusing IDF soldier

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 »

Gag order lifted: Israeli Arab indicted for treason, spying for Iran

Israeli District Court judge rules that personal details of Ayman Haj Yahya, a 50 yr-old Tayibe resident, can now be made public, some 2 weeks after being indicted on numerous security offenses, including intention to commit treason.

By Gilad Morag

 

An Israeli man accused of spying for Iranian government has been named as Ayman Haj Yahya.

The court on Sunday ruled to release the personal details about the 50-year-old from the Arab city of Tayibe in central Israel.

Yahya was indicted two weeks ago at Lod District Court for committing a series of security offenses including having ties to Iranian foreign agents and intention to commit treason. Continue Reading »

Report: Hamas working hard to get Corbyn elected as PM of UK

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 »

Israeli surveillance firm’s employees sue Facebook for blocking accounts

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.

By Reuters

 

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 »

Sascha Baron Cohen mocks Mark Zuckerberg in eloquent speech

Addressing the spread of misinformation, hate speech & antisemitism online during his acceptance speech at the ADL’s Leadership Award, the British comedian slammed Mark Zuckerberg for using double-talk & BS about Facebook’s part in the dissemination of hate.

By Noa Amouyal

 

Sascha Baron Cohen, the mastermind behind Borat, Bruno and Ali G, made a rare appearance as himself when he accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s International Leadership Award on Thursday night.

Speaking at the organization’s Never is Now Summit, Cohen didn’t mince words when he slammed Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

Calling the internet the “greatest propaganda machine in history,” he blamed social media for spreading hatred and lies into millions of homes and for re-igniting anti-semitism. Continue Reading »

Facebook closes 93 Iranian anti-Israel, anti-American fake accounts

From a Facebook statement release: “Today, we removed 93 Facebook accounts, 17 Pages and 4 Instagram accounts for violating our policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior, …[such as] repurposed Iranian state media stories on topics like Hezbollah, conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia, tensions between Israel and Palestine and Iran.”

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN

 

Facebook announced Monday that they removed dozens of Iran-originated accounts for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” many of which seemed to be characterized by an anti-Israel agenda.

The social media giant describes such behavior as groups of pages or people misleading users about who they are and what they are doing, for example, presenting themselves as operating from a different country than the one they are actually originated from. Continue Reading »

Sacha Baron Cohen calls out Zuckerberg’s “free speech” as BS

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 »

Arabs protest Facebook over alleged anti-Palestinian bias

The Palestinian campaign against Facebook’s algorithm that automatically deletes users’ posts should they appear to support terror groups, or calls to incite violence, has been launched by Palestinian journalists & activists.

By Dima Abumaria, The Media Line

 

A social media campaign rejecting what it calls “violations” of Facebook rules by censoring Palestinian content has been launched by Palestinian journalists and activists.

The campaign in cooperation with Sada Social Center, which monitors social media violations against Palestinian content, is calling on users to tweet using the hashtag #FBblockspalestine by Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in order to highlight “the threat posed by Facebook against Palestinian content, and to make it public”. Continue Reading »

At long last! Facebook takes down Fatah’s Official Page due to incitement

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 Facebook Page - Screenshot: Facebook/IsraelandStuff/PP

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 »

#BDSfail: Boycott campaign against Canadian business backfires

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 »

Facebook wins appeal in US court when it facilitated Hamas incitement

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 »

Twitter helps Facebook disable 783 Iran-linked accounts

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.

Cyber-security flushes out fake accounts.

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Israel’s pro-cannabis party threatens to sue Facebook over page deletion

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 »

Facebook leads in most patent applications in Israel

Of the 6,800+ patent applications submitted to the Israel Patent Office in 2017, Facebook leads with 94 requests.
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion [Israel’s Institute of Technology], top the list of applications by Israeli institutions.

By Ariel Whitman

 

A total of 6,805 patent applications were submitted in Israel in 2017, the Israel Patent Office said on Tuesday.

Social media giant Facebook submitted the largest number of applications, 94, followed by cigarette maker Philip Morris (82), agricultural chemicals company Dow AgroSciences (69) and U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company (60).

Medical student conducting research – Photo: Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine

The technological arms of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology topped the list of Israeli corporations that applied for patent registrations. Continue Reading »