March 28, 2011

Facebook Will Monitor, Not Remove, Page Calling For Murder of Jews (3rd Palestinian Intifada)

Via Virtual Jerusalem

" Third Palestinian Intifada," established on Facebook less than a month ago, calls for a third Palestinian uprising to begin May 15. The page, which as of March 27 had more than 330,000 friends,[346,041 as of this writing...ed] includes quotes and film clips calling for killing Jews and Israelis, and for "liberating" Jerusalem and Palestine using violence. It also directs users to related content on Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere.

In a statement released to several media outlets, Facebook commented on the Third Palestinian Intifada page controversy.

"While some kinds of comments and content may be upsetting for someone -- criticism of a certain culture, country, religion, lifestyle, or political ideology, for example -- that alone is not a reason to remove the discussion," the statement said. "We strongly believe that Facebook users have the ability to express their opinions, and we don't typically take down content, groups or Pages that speak out against countries, religions, political entities, or ideas."

Last Wednesday, Israel's Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg[h/t Bubbe] and asked for the site to be shut down. I guess Zuckerberg, in essence, shut Edelstein down Also, the ADL contacted Facebook with the same request. The page remains.

Political Correctness gone mad.

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By Stable Hand at 04:11 PM | Comments |