January 2, 2018

Facebook turns anti-Palestinian

Intercept -  In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.

 Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decades-long, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders:


greg gerritt said...

Maybe time for folks to boycott facebook. BVut that is easy for me to say, as I have never signed up.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be interested to see whether the NLG dumps facebook.

Strelnikov said...

"Maybe time for folks to boycott [F]acebook. But that is easy for me to say, as I have never signed up."

I never joined the annoyance factor that was/is Facebook nor MySpace because of endless security problems at Facebook but mostly because IT IS A GIANT TIMESUCK, and I have other things to do.