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“Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments”

Glenn Greenwald
Photo credit: The Intercept

– Editor’s note:
Mr. Greenwald is one of my heroes for his courage in breaking the Edward Snowden story from Hong Kong in UK’s The Guardian. Now, he does so again with this extremely disturbing description of Facebook’s censorship:

– Posted today by Glenn Greenwald in The Intercept:
“Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments”
“Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decadeslong, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders:

Shortly after news broke earlier this month of the agreement between the Israeli government and Facebook, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to the social media giant over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed “incitement.” She said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests.”

“Facebook now seems to be explicitly admitting that it also intends to follow the censorship orders of the U.S. government.”
Click here to read the full story.

Posted by Steve on December 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

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