Facebook drops 'intifada' page for promoting violence against Israel
Posted in: Censorship at 30/03/2011 20:54
Facebook has removed a page calling for a new Palestinian uprising against Israel after more than 350,000 people signed up to it.
The page which appeared on the social networking site was called Third Palestinian Intifada after two previous uprisings against Israeli occupation.
It was removed for featuring calls for violence, a company spokesman said.
Facebook Removes Page Calling for New Palestinian Intifada Against Israel
Facebook Inc. said it took down a page promoting a new Palestinian intifada against Israel because it made "direct calls for violence," in violation of policies set forth by the social-networking site.
The administrators of the page, which Israeli officials had asked to be taken down earlier this month, initially removed comments that promoted violence, Debbie Frost, a spokeswoman for Facebook, said in an e-mail. The page's administrators themselves later joined in the calls for violence, she said.