Israel Accuses Facebook Of Aiding Terrorists and Hampering Police Investigations

“The young generation in the Palestinian Authority suckles all of its incitement against Israel from Facebook and, in the end, goes and commits murders,” Israel’s Minister of Internal Security said Saturday. “Some of the blood of the victims of the recent attacks…is unfortunately on the hands of Mark Zuckerberg, because the police and security forces could have been told about the post of that vile murderer.” Reuters calls the remarks “ramping up the pressure” as Israel prepares legislation which would allow it to order social media sites to remove posts it considered threatening. The security minister says Facebook currently “sets a very high bar for removing inciteful content and posts” and “sabotages the work of the Israeli police” by being uncooperative.

Facebook responded that there’s “no room for content that promotes violence, direct threats, terrorist or hate speeches on our platform.” BetaNews writes that “while Facebook waits for content to be reported before acting, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said that the site should be pro-active in seeking out offending content instead.”

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