August 16, 2012
Better Late than Never: Facebook Pulls Plug on Hezbollah Account
Twitter Refuses to do the Same
The good news:
Facebook management has ordered the removal of pages belonging to Hezbollah and its Al-Manar television network, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.The bad news? Twitter refuses to take down Hezbollah's twitter account: @almanarnews
According to the report, the decision to ban Hezbollah from the popular social networking site was made due to Facebook's policy against terror incitement and hate propagation. The U.S. State Department included Al-Manar on its Terrorism Exclusion List in December 2004.