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Facebook collaborates with the Israeli government to determine what should be censored

Occupied Palestine(The inside Palestine)- The Israeli government and its supporters are asking Facebook to add “Zionist” as a protected category in its hate speech policy — that is, to treat “Zionist” as a proxy for “Jew” or “Jewish.”

Cooperating with the Israeli government’s request would undermine efforts to dismantle real antisemitism, deprive Palestinians of a crucial venue for expressing their political viewpoints to the world, and help the Israeli government avoid accountability for its violations of Palestinian rights.

If Facebook restricts use of the word “Zionist,” how can Palestinians describe their daily lives under military occupation, or discuss their families’ history?

Apparently, Israel is about to force Facebook to censor content deemed by Israeli officials to be improper, and Facebook appears eager to appease those threats by working directly with the Israeli government to determine what content should be censored.


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