Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments


49 bookmarks. First posted by david.nguyen december 2017.


In the weeks following those Facebook-Israel meetings, reported The Independent, “the activist collective Palestinian Information Center reported that at least 10 of their administrators’ accounts for their Arabic and English Facebook pages — followed by more than 2 million people — have been suspended, seven of them permanently, which they say is a result of new measures put in place in the wake of Facebook’s meeting with Israel.” Last March, Facebook briefly shut down the Facebook page of the political party, Fatah, followed by millions, “because of an old photo posted of former leader Yasser Arafat holding a rifle.”
10 weeks ago by spectrevision
This is what it took for me to drop Instagram, the closest I’ve been to Facebook.
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january 2018 by stoffr
As is always true of censorship, there is one, and only one, principle driving all of this: power. Facebook will submit to and obey the censorship demands of governments and officials who actually wield power over it, while ignoring those who do not.
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january 2018 by MF_reads
In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians…
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january 2018 by alphex
RT : The entirely predictable result of the "liberal" embrace of censorship
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january 2018 by HamishMacEwan
In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians…
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january 2018 by nzeribe
As Al Jazeera reported last year , “Inflammatory speech posted in the Hebrew language … has attracted much less attention from the Israeli authorities and Facebook.” One study found that “122,000 users directly called for violence with words like ‘murder,’ ‘kill,’ or ‘burn.’ Arabs were the No. To put it mildly, Kadyrov — who is given free rein to rule the province in exchange for ultimate loyalty to Moscow — is the opposite of a sympathetic figure: He has been credibly accused of a wide range of horrific human rights violations, from the imprisonment and torture of LGBTs to the kidnapping and killing of dissidents. As the Times notes, this rationale appears dubious or at least inconsistently applied: Others who are on the same sanctions list, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, remain active on both Facebook and Instagram. It goes without saying that if, say, Iran decided to impose sanctions on Chuck Schumer for his support of Trump’s policy of recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Facebook would never delete the accounts of the Democratic Party Senate minority leader — just as Facebook would never delete the accounts of Israeli officials who incite violence against Palestinians or who are sanctioned by Palestinian officials. Just last month, Russia announced retaliatory sanctions against various Canadian officials and executives, but needless to say, Facebook took no action to censor them or block their accounts.
january 2018 by sechilds
Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments https://t.co/UWok2LIPoR

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january 2018 by semrys
Facebook says it is deleting accounts at the direction of the US and Israeli governments
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december 2017 by geeknik
In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli Government to determine which Facebook accounts of …
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december 2017 by p-jo
In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians…
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december 2017 by mathewi
In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli Government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians…
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december 2017 by yudha87
Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
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december 2017 by cierniak
On how Facebook follows the censorship dictates of Israel and the United States.
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december 2017 by micahrobbins
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december 2017 by mrshl
The Silicon Valley giant says it deleted the accounts of the Chechen Republic’s tyrant — followed by 4 million people — because the U.S. government required it to do so.
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december 2017 by SimonHurtz
In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli Government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians…
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december 2017 by kohlmannj
RT : Facebook says it is deleting accounts at the direction of the U.S. and Israeli governments. By
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december 2017 by gaelicWizard
Facebook is deleting accounts at request of Israeli and US government
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december 2017 by danbri
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 constitute “incitement. via Pocket
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december 2017 by Buffalo_Goku
Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to censorship requests.
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december 2017 by ha5bro
Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
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december 2017 by sjenkins
Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
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december 2017 by david.nguyen
Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
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december 2017 by jeeves
Facebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments
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december 2017 by jeremy6d