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A two-hour pause on Facebook in protest against its bias against Palestinian content

Palestinian media outlets and activists launched electronic campaign including a two-hour pause this evening by not publishing on their Facebook pages and accounts.

In protest against Facebook bias against Palestinian content, Palestinian media outlets and activists stopped posting on their Facebook pages and accounts today from 5pm to 7pm.

The activists said that the reason behind the campaign is that the administrations of social media websites have been pursuing, targeting and restricting the publishing and access of Palestinian pages and accounts, and in full coordination with the Israeli occupation government. As a result, Palestinian media have been restricted, and were unable to convey their national message.

They also pointed out that the Facebook campaign has even expanded further to removing and blocking pages and restricting the access to the publications of media pages and news networks. Specialized centers have monitored a 50 percent drop in access.

While stopped posting on Facebook, the activists were tweeting using the hashtag #FBCensorsPalestine.

The activists stressed on their tweets that Facebook has been stifling the Palestinian voices by deactivating the accounts of Palestinians in coordination with the Israeli occupation government, on the pretext of preventing Palestinian “incitement”.

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