Ramallah (QNN)- Palestinian and international pro-Palestine activists launched a campaign on Wednesday to protest against Facebook’s anti-Palestine measures, which have been targeting Palestinian content on the internet. The hashtag #FBblocksPalestine trended in Palestine and Jordan.
Facebook has recently imposed a series of biased measures against the Palestinian content, removing and blocking several posts and accounts owned by Palestinian users and News agencies.
Facebook has created a new algorithm, targeting terms related to the Palestinian cause to remove hundreds of posts and accounts.
The targeted terms include “martyr, resistance, PFLP, Qassam, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Saraya Al Quds”, and other terms regardless of their context.
Activists shared their personal experiences with Facebook’s new measures and slammed its bias.
Jay Moore stated that Facebook has made itself a collaborator in the occupation of Palestine.
By allowing Israeli government officials to determine what Palestinians are allowed to post and see, Facebook has made itself an active collaborator in the illegal Israeli military occupation of Palestinians.#FBblocksPalestine pic.twitter.com/KccY4laZgm
— Jay Moore (@JayDNMoore) October 2, 2019
Others stated that Facebook is covering up the crimes committed by the occupation state and allows Israeli incitement and threats against Palestinians.
Facebook blocks accounts of Palestinians which showing Israeli crimes , Facebook global application it shouldn't have bias to any party , everyone share his opinion We as users disappointed of you #FBblockspalestine pic.twitter.com/TZ04uuEaRh
— SarahWilliamson (@SarahWill55) October 2, 2019
Whenever Palestinians try to reveal Israel's crimes and reality,
Facebook blocks their accounts whenever they share the world their harsh conditions which they live in under Israeli occupation.
— In Palestine Today (@InPalToday) October 2, 2019
While Facebook pursues a policy of discrimination against Palestinians, Facebook turns a blind eye to the incitement and racism carried out by Israeli websites. Statistics show every 15 seconds an Israeli post calling for killing against Palestinians.#FBblocksPalestine pic.twitter.com/kHAOkaO9wo
— أبو تركي (@aturky_) October 2, 2019
— Za'atar Akhdar 🌿 (@Green_Thyme) October 2, 2019
Yousef stressed on Palestinians’ right of free speech.
Facebook removed more than 500 page and Palestinian account during the year of 2019 , this is a racism act against Palestinians even on the space where they can express their opinions and spread Palestine new to the world .
— Yousef🇵🇸 (@JoeGaza93) October 2, 2019
Pamela called for actions.