Palestinians Boycott Facebook for Two Hours to Protest Closure of Terror-Promoting Pages
TEL AVIV – Palestinian activists called on Facebook users on Sunday evening to stage a two-hour boycott of the social media platform and instead use Twitter under the hashtag #FBCensorsPalestine to protest the disabling of a number of Palestinian Facebook accounts engaged in incitement.
Over the past few months, Facebook has cooperated with the Israeli government to shut down accounts it deems guilty of “promoting violence,” including those of top Hamas officials.
According to the activists, Facebook stepped up its campaign on Friday, shutting down the accounts of multiple editors of the al-Quds al-Ikbariyyah News Network and Shehab News Network pages in addition to those of many activists and journalists. The boycott took place on Sunday evening from 8pm to 10pm. – READ MORE