Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Facebook Explains Actions on ‘Third Intifada’ Page

Page deleted due to comments, not complaints

Print Email
The Page(Ynet)

Marc Tracy noted Tuesday that after complaints from Israel, the Anti-Defamation League, and others, Facebook removed a page calling for a “Third Palestinian Intifada” that had been “liked” over 300,000 times. Correlation, however, apparently doesn’t imply causation. A letter published today by the higher ups from the interchangeably time-suck/revolutionary tool indicates that the page, which called for protests across the Middle East on May 15th, passed Facebook’s review process.

The reversal came, not after complaints, but because “after the publicity of the page more comments deteriorated to direct calls for violence.” While initially administrators deleted these comments, eventually they actually “began to participate in the calls.”

Not to ascribe motives to strangers, but it sounds like the administrators, who were repeatedly warned to cut it out, decided to change strategy and provoke a confrontation. Dislike.


Facebook: Intifada page removed when comments ‘deteriorated to direct calls for violence’
[Haaretz]
Earlier: Facebook Pulls Down ‘Third Intifada’ Page

Print Email

The difference between calls for violence and calls for protest is all the difference in the world. It’s the difference between suicide bombers and peaceful protesters in Tahrir Square, between the dignity of the Egyptians and the depravity of Hamas.

Asher says:

What do you think these terroristic thugs are calling for when they call for intifada? This third intifada was never anything other than a call for terror & violence against Jews. Jewish blood is not cheap! Never again! May the memory of the Fogel family serve as a blessing.

when jews decided that proselytizing was not appropriate they sealed their fate as a permanent small population. So when 300,000 enter the comments it is simply the population pressure operating, not the action of objective discussion. This is why Facebook is such a stupid enterprise.what a world of idiots.

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Be a Mensch. Support Tablet.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Facebook Explains Actions on ‘Third Intifada’ Page

Page deleted due to comments, not complaints

More on Tablet:

Polish Film ‘Ida’ Shortlisted for Oscar

By Stephanie Butnick — Pawel Pawlikowski’s bracing film up for Foreign Language Academy Award