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Facebook removes Gaza-based Shehab News Agency from platform

MEMO | July 14, 2021

Facebook yesterday removed the page of the Palestinian Shehab News Agency from its platform.

News Director at Shehab, Hossam Al-Zayegh, described Facebook’s action as a new violation of freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed by international law.

“Deleting our page is a reprehensible and condemned action which aims to fight Palestinian content under the pretext of violating standards and inciting violence,” he added.

“Facebook overlooks incitement and violation of society’s standards by Israelis or Israeli political news sites or associations while preventing the publication of the Palestinian response to these provocations and incitement,” Al-Zayegh said, explaining that the agency had more than 7.5 million followers on Facebook.

The Palestinian Journalist Bloc condemned thew social media platform’s action, described it as “arbitrary and unjust”.

In 2020, the Echo Social Center documented 1,200 violations of Palestinian digital content on social media platforms.

Legal rights centre Adalah revealed in 2018 that social media giants are collaborating with Israeli authorities to censor user content.

In 2018, the Israeli Ministry of Justice said that Facebook has responded to about 85 percent of Israel’s requests to remove, block and provide data on Palestinian content on the site throughout 2017.

July 14, 2021 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | ,

2 Comments »

  1. As if Palestinians do not have enough difficulty getting their voices heard. We should BOYCOT FACEBOOK. Support ALETHO NEWS and WORDPRESS. The KHAZAR ENTITY will one day be assigned to the ignominious forgotten episodes of history, even by the diaspora.

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    Comment by jbthring | July 14, 2021 | Reply

  2. It used to be just the News Papers(where the “Truth goes to die”)But, Facebook is run by a puffed up clown called Zukerberg…..Now it is also Facebook, which REALLY is a massive Garbage Pit……..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 14, 2021 | Reply


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