When it comes to incitement, is Facebook biased against Israel?
by Coral Braun
January 5, 2016
…Shurat HaDin, an Israeli based civil rights organization, set out in late December to test whether Facebook holds double standards when it comes to incitement. The NGO launched “The Big Facebook Experiment,” which sought to expose the reality of anti-Israel sentiment vis-a-vis the simultaneous launch of two Facebook pages: “Stop Palestinians” and “Stop Israel.” Following the launch of the two nearly-identical pages on December 29, the NGO posted hateful content simultaneously on both pages over the course of the next few days…The page inciting against Palestinians was closed by Facebook (on the same day that it was reported) for “containing credible threat of violence” which “violated our [Facebook’s] community standards.” The page inciting against Israelis, however, was not shut down, despite its identical hateful content. Facebook claimed that this page was “not in violation of Facebook’s rules.” READ MORE