NGO: 146 violations against Palestinians content on social media last month

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- A Palestinian NGO, specialized in monitoring violations against Palestinian content on the internet, documented nearly 146 violations on social media last month, in a sharp increase compared to last month.

Sada Social said Facebook violations dramatically increased, reaching 139 violations, including deletion of pages and accounts, blocking, publishing ban, removal of posts, comments ban, restricting the reach to pages, live streaming ban, and removal of old posts.

Meanwhile, only one You Tube violation, two Twitter violations, two Whats App and Instagram violations have been documented. The group also documented preventing hundreds of Palestinian activists and journalists of using Facebook live videos. No reasons were provided to users.

The group stated that it refuses the way how Facebook tried to develop new Algorithms, through which it filtered Palestinian terms, deeming them related to terrorism and preventing using them. The group issued a statement to protest such policy that violates international laws and basic human rights of freedom of speech, belief, and journalism.

Last Wednesday, activists launched a campaign under the title “Facebook blocks Palestine”, trying to pressure Facebook administration to cease violations against the Palestinian content.

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