Facebook Allows Neo-Nazi, Pro-Terrorist Threats Against Israel
Editor's Note: This article contains offensive language.
Need more evidence that progressive political correctness only extends to favored groups? Look no further than Facebook.
Amidst a mounting Israeli campaign against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, Facebook has become a hotbed of anti-Israel sentiment. While Facebook’s official community standards forbid hate speech and threats of violence, the social media site has so far failed to remove repeated insults and vicious threats against Israel and Jews in general.
Users have been allowed to blanket Israeli pages with rants like “FUCK YOU ISRAEL FUCK YOU ISRAEL,” “I wish Hitler wiped you off the map your time is coming again” and “Oh, Allah, destroy the Jews around the world.”
Other comments praised Hitler and called for another Holocaust.
And some just deteriorated into nonsensical profanity.
Facebook’s official “Community Standards” prohibit this sort of hate speech. For example, “Violence and Threats” are not allowed and users may not “credibly threaten others, or organize acts of real-world violence,” including “terrorist or violent criminal activity.” In addition, “Facebook does not permit hate speech” such as attacks on “race, ethnicity, national origin [or] religion.”
If Facebook is literally just refusing to remove this anti-Israeli sentiment, it would not be the first time they had selectively applied their community standards for ideological reasons.
— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. Follow Sean Long on Twitter.