Skip to comments.Facebook Finally Removes Page Calling for 3rd Intifada
Posted on 03/29/2011 10:07:47 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
One month after it appeared, the Facebook page calling for a third Palestinian intifada was taken down Tuesday after the social network faced widespread condemnation and calls for its removal.
The page, titled "Third Palestinian Intifada," originally claimed that after the "popular intifadas" in Tunisia and Egypt, it was time for a Palestinian intifada to take place on May 15 - the day Palestinians mourn Israel's independence. The organizers called on Palestinians to attack Israeli settlements and asked Hezbollah to launch rockets at Israel with the ultimate goal of liberating Palestine. "Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews," the call read. The page had more than 340,000 fans.
Logo for the "Third Palestinian Intifada" Facebook page
Israeli Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein had previously sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg requesting that the page be shut down. Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman also contacted the social network and asked it to "remove this site, which by it's very title incites violence."
Facebook originally issued no formal response to the letters, but refused to close down the page, stating it had not gone beyond the bounds of acceptable speech. In a recent e-mail statement, Facebook spokesman Debbie Frost said, "We strongly believe that Facebook users have the ability to express their opinions, and we don't typically take down content, groups or Pages that speak out against countries, religions, political entities, or ideas."
But according to Facebook rules, users cannot post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, or incites violence, and removing offensive pages from Facebook is not unprecedented. The social network removed the "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day" page last spring and the "Kill a Jew Day" page last summer, among others.
Exposure is what Kapos and Liberals fear the most.
I expect the removal from Facebook will only give the idea further pub among the potential troublemakers. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish.....you know....Zionist conspiracy and all that. That’s likely how it’ll be spun in that crappy corner of the world.
“Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” is still up and I’m subscribed to it. I guess they figured that the truth of Islam is still good business and allowed it to be put back up for a second time.
There’s a a parallel thread elsewhere but what I find enlightening/disturbing is the very first clause of this article: “One month after it appeared”.
It took an entire MONTH for facebook to decide this page should come down??? That is not due diligence and I wish the Israeli government could sue the company.
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