The report, published today, said Facebook and Instagram showed bias against Palestinians during a brutal Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in May 2021.
Facebook’s faulty content moderation, plus Israel’s “requests” to the social media company to take down online content, results in unfair restriction on free speech about Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians. HRW calls for widespread investigation.
Israel is telling Facebook to add the word ‘Zionist’ to its ‘hate speech’ policy. This would censor discussion of the ideology that underlies Israeli oppression of Palestinians…
Israeli spyware developer NSO Group, already under fire for allegedly providing the software used to spy on Jamal Khashoggi before his murder, is now being pursued by multiple US tech giants for its sale of hacking tools to foreign governments. The software was allegedly used to hack the mobile phones of journalists, diplomats and human rights workers.
Gaza’s health ministry uses Facebook to supply crucial information – whether about people killed or injured in Israeli attacks, or about the enormous efforts to hold back the spread of COVID-19. Now Facebook has closed it down…
145 groups pressure Facebook to adopt an Israel-centric definition of ‘hate speech.’ The initiative is largely funded by multi-millionaire Israeli-American Adam Milstein (who served in the Israeli military 1971-4) and is backed by the Israeli government… Whether Facebook will buckle under the pressure will depend in large part on whether the public—Jewish and non-Jewish—finally recognizes that concerns about antisemitism are being exploited to serve a narrow political and ideological agenda, putting at risk free speech on Israel/Palestine and, by extension, political speech writ large…
Israeli-based group uses Facebook to spread disinformation to more than a million followers around the world, singling out Muslim US congresswomen.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu got suspended from Facebook this week after a long string of racist statements. Critics have accused the premiere of race-baiting ahead of the hotly contested elections, which are set to be held on September 17th. On Friday, Netanyahu made comments insinuating that his government could launch an offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip “at any moment.”
With over 1 million impressions as of Sunday evening, it’s clear that Twitter users are not buying the smear campaign peddled by ADL and other international orgs bent on silencing pro-Palestinian, pro-justice voices, like Alison Weir.
Top US tech companies are filling positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence, as well as operatives from Israeli companies known to have spied on American citizens, companies, and the government. Billionaire American Paul Singer is behind the Netanyahu-inspired movement, which has seen tens of thousands of layoffs in the US as new jobs are created in Israel.