Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Facebook's 'hate speech' double standard

In December 2015, the NGO Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center started an experiment on Facebook to see if the social-media giant was indeed guilty of double standards when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians.

The group decided to create two similar Facebook pages called “Stop Israel” and “Stop Palestinians” and started posting similar articles, visuals and statements on each site. For instance, the anti-Israel page had a post that read “The Zionist bites Palestine part after part and the world is silent. We’ll stop them any way we can” – while the anti-Palestinian site posted “Greater land Israel should return soon from the hands of the Muslim enemy back to Jewish sovereignty! We’ll do it in any way we can.”

More posts purposely filled with hatred and incitement against both sides and from both pages continued to flow. The verbiage was almost similar on all posts except for the obvious targeting of one side by the other. The result? Facebook shut down the anti-Palestinian page while the anti-Israel page continued to run.



Anonymous said...

Facebook is for adolescents of all ages who want to show off how wonderful they are.

Anonymous said...

I do not do social media because I do not care to enrich the idiots that own and control it. As you can see by my response to criticism of my posts I really do not care what others who cannot make cogent arguments think either which would be almost all of the users of social media.


Bird of Paradise said...

The main-stream news media are like the horns of a steer a point here a point there and a lot of bull in between