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The Battle Against Terror Promotion on Facebook

The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has been pressuring Facebook to remove terror-promoting posts in addition to terror-promoting Fatah Facebook pages. 

 

Whereas Facebook has not taken appropriate action against Fatah’s page, apparently Facebook is putting some pressure on the PA. In response, PA prime minister Muhammad Shtayyeh has demanded of Facebook not restrict Palestinian pro-terror content.

 

In a meeting with Facebook Vice-President for Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg, Shtayyeh reiterated that Palestinians have a “right to express the Palestinian narrative without the content being limited or removed.”

 

He mentioned terms that PMW has documented are euphemisms for violence and terror against Israel and serve to glorify terrorists:

 

“We oppose the tagging of important words in our discourse such as “Martyr” and “resistance” as violating the [Facebook] community standards.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2021]

 

PMW has documented that Fatah uses the term “Martyr” to present murderers of Israelis as role models for Palestinian youth, and calls for “resistance” often when it wants terror.

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Facebook to Suspend Trump's Account for 2 Years

Tech giant Facebook announced Friday that the account of former U.S. President Donald Trump will be suspended until January 7, 2023.

In two more years, Facebook will examine the present situation and will decide “if there is a risk” in having Trump join the platform again.

“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols. We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year,” Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs Nick Clegg said in a statement.

He also added: “If we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of time and continue to re-evaluate until that risk has receded.”

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Social Media
Facebook’s Antisemitic Cyber-Attack Personally Targets Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been accused of sending out over two million Jew-hating comments to Facebook as part of a massive cyber-attack at Facebook in May. 

Over three days, May 12-14, more hate messages poured into Facebook than any other time in its history. It was a very strange day for Facebook, as the messages were associated with the Jerusalem Prayer Team, the world’s largest Christian, pro-Israel Facebook page. It ranked 24th worldwide in engagement, with more than 77 million followers.

A similar page with 1,197,000 likes and 1,242,000 followers seemed a little strange. It looked like the Jerusalem Prayer Team, including a similar look and content, but was officially the Jerusalem Prayer Teams, with an “s” added to the end of the name.

Another odd addition to the lookalike page was a picture of Netanyahu and Jerusalem Prayer Team Founder Mike Evans when they were both 28-years old. It was clearly a fake page. The content was fraudulent. 

In addition, the usual posts of prayer and support for the Jewish people were replaced with violent antisemitic content. During the recent Hamas attacks, comments included, “Gaza under attack, Gaza under attack, Gaza under attack,” and a picture of the Hamas flag. 

The violent content stood alongside devotional content from Evans and comments from Netanyahu.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, was allegedly involved in sending over 2 million hateful antisemitic comments to Facebook. The claim is laughable. Why would the Jerusalem Prayer Team become an antisemitic tool of Hamas? It’s one of the world’s largest Facebook pages.

But the event was no laughing matter. During this controversy, Facebook shut down the authentic Jerusalem Prayer Team Facebook page, ending prayers among 77 million followers. There was no warning and its ruling was deemed final. The only reason given was the allegation the page violated rules related to spam and inauthentic behavior.

Instead, the truth is that the event may have been the largest cyber-attack in Facebook's history, and certainly the most antisemitic comments posted on a Facebook page in 72 hours. The Israeli prime minister’s picture or name is included in nearly every comment.

The real culprit is a man named Ahmed Saleh. He said, “I hacked the page because it did not reflect the real image of Zionism and to stand under His Majesty's firm stance on the Al Aqsa mosque, Muslim holy site in Palestine, and Hashemite Kingdom. The page was created to glamorize the public image of Zionism, and mask its crimes.”

He added another post on Facebook saying he used botnets. They farmed a huge network of viruses and they act according to orders from a troll center to add millions of likes to your pages. That's how he added Netanyahu’s face on so many comments.

The Daily Pakistan website reported, “The rating of the social networking giant Facebook has dropped from 4.0 to 2.5 on Play Store after it was hammered by a large number of users for censoring the content related to the recent developments in Palestine and the massacre of unarmed civilians in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces.” 

Saleh told Jordanian daily Al Ghad: “I attacked the page because it did not reflect the real image of Zionism and to stand under our Majesty's firm stance on the LX Hamas. The page has been officially shut down due to its unofficial support of the Zionist entity and for breaching the privacy of Facebook users by adding their likes to the page without notifying them.”

He added, “The social media platform used external applications which had been granted access to user accounts and managed to like the pages on their behalf.”

Ahmed Saleh is very clear about his motives. He's seeking the destruction of Israel and wants Israelis killed. He has posted images of swastikas and Nazi symbols on his own Facebook which is still active. During Operation Protective Edge, Saleh openly provided help to Hama terrorist fighters by publicly supplying them with suggested locations to attack. 

He provided images or screenshots to exact locations that he described as sensitive locations for the resistance of the target, including the site's Patriot missile pads, and even including exact horizontal and vertical details location to help Hamas rocket launchers deliver precise targets.

Strangely, he only has 5,000 friends and 2,600 followers on Facebook, but then his new Facebook page has 77 million followers. It's the Jerusalem Prayer Teams page (with an “s” added) that is protected by the monarchy in Jordan because he's been a vocal, loyal supporter of the royal family.

The posts throughout the Middle East include glorious celebrations. “We did it. We destroyed the virus, the Zionist,” one post said.

Another wrote, “Congratulations to our viewers. The Jerusalem Prayer Team of why yahod’ the Jew page has been disabled and removed successfully from Facebook. Congratulations to all our viewers.”

They're bragging and celebrating over the entire Islamic world over the biggest cyber-attack they have successfully pulled off.

Others have become upset. Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, tweeted, “Facebook shut down the world's biggest pro-Israel website, 77 million followers, rather than protect them from a massive cyber-attack by radical Islam.”

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted, “This… is…nuts.”

Sean Hannity tweeted, “Facebook Shuts Down Prayers for Israel Page with Over 77 Million Followers.”
    
Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted, “Why does FB hate @Israel? And Christians who support it?”

On and on, the tweets continue. Gadi Taub tweeted, “This is outrageous. 77 million members have lost their forum. Is prayer for Jerusalem now against Facebook's ‘community standards’? Because prayers for Israel's destruction by murderous anti-Semites, such as Iran’s leaders, are somehow fine by those same standards.”

Many of the fake posts include a picture of Mike Evans alongside Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and his wife Tammy. The event celebrated the first anniversary of the embassy dedication hosted by Evans, who also hosted the official gala for the embassy dedication and put up 220 billboards in support of Donald Trump moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

What do Benjamin Netanyahu and the State of Israel do now? That's the question. They have been slandered and accused of unspeakable crimes on a social media platform owned by a Jew named Mark Zuckerberg. Zukerberg could have stopped these posts in one hour. He didn't have to wait 72 hours to act. His company had the tools to stop them. But he didn't stop them. Why not? Why did he allow the biggest cyber-attack to take place over 72 hours despite more than a dozen appeals by Mike Evans’ team to stop it? They did nothing except notify Evans that he was going on vacation for a week and a half. 

The attitude seems to be that now since we have burned your house down and sacrificed you for ransom against a Hamas cyber-attack, don't be upset. You're just a piss and nobody cares. Enjoy your life. 

Mike Evans and his son are receiving death threats. If the State of Israel does not have the chutzpah to stand up to Mark Zuckerberg, then shame on you. 

Evans appeared on Newsmax on Thursday for every senator to sign up with Mike Pompeo to add their name to a letter to Zuckerberg after Mike Pompeo investigates all the facts. Israel could easily make that happen. The Israeli embassy is in touch with every one of those senators. With one click of a computer, that request could go out to every senator. 

It's time for Israel to fight cyber wars and win them. Mike Evans has been fighting them single-handedly for years. He is the one that mobilized evangelicals who brought about all the astonishing feats in four years with Donald Trump. Evans was the one whispering into Donald Trump's ear on matters related to Israel. He's been a cherished friend of Netanyahu for 41 years. 

Now Netanyahu and Evans, two of the world’s top supporters of Israel, are being labeled as two of the biggest anti-Semites ever thanks to a Jew named Mark Zuckerberg. How did Zuckerberg let this happen? Did he want it so he could show hundreds of millions of angry Muslims during the Gaza War that he was their friend? Was this motivated by money?

Evans wrote Zuckerberg a letter that said, “I had a dream the other night and you were in the dream. You were standing before God Almighty and you said, ‘I want to introduce myself. I did something great for you. I created Facebook and two billion people were part of it.’

“God said, ‘I had 77 million prayers heading to heaven and you canceled all of them.’

“’God, it's not personal. It was just business, another day in the office.’

“God said, ‘You get to go through door number two. I don't think you're going to like it down here. It's extremely hot. Don't waste your time trying to appeal to Satan to get your prayers answered because he loves guys who cancel prayers. And by the way, Mark, there's no Facebook in hell.’” 

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Antisemitism
Is Facebook Biased Against Israel?

Gadi Taub, an Israeli jounalist, on Facebook shutting down the popular "Jerusalem Prayer Team" page, with 77 million followers worldwide, after purported Islamist cyberbullying:

"This is an outrage. 77 million members have lost their forum. Is prayer for Jerusalem now against Facebook's 'community standards'? Because prayers for Israel's destruction by murderous Antisemites, such as Iran's leaders, are somehow fine by those same standards.

📸 The Washington Post

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Antisemitism
Facebook Caves In to Antisemitism?

The Facebook page of Jerusalem Prayer Team (JPT), an organization established almost 20 years ago with a following of 76 million, was taken down by the social media network due to an antisemitic campaign.

A concentrated effort from Pakistan, Indonesia and Turkey targeted JPT with over 1 million comments, Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Friends of Zion and President of JPT, told CBN News about the incident.

“Facebook, rather than contact Bible believers and find out the truth, they responded to radical Islamic 9/11 ‘would-be’s’ -- and pulled us down,” Dr. Evans said.

“People came from antisemitic groups, calling for a second Holocaust, attacking us personally, making threats upon us personally,” Michael Evans Jr. told CBN News.

Facebook responded with a laconic and vague comment, stipulating that “We removed Jerusalem Prayer Team’s Facebook page for violating our rules against spam and inauthentic behavior.”

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Antisemitism
Social media bullies get Pro Israel pages banned

Dr. Mike Evans, Jerusalem Prayer Team:

"Saqr bini-Hasaim, a.k.a. 'Electronic' from Jordan, claims that he destroyed our Facebook site, 'Jerusalem Prayer Team', which has 77 million followers, by creating a page called 'Briar Team' to affiliate with JPT.

He claims to be a professional hacker, and has said he used botnets to form a network of viruses that act according to orders for control centers to give millions of likes to pages. He has shared this 'accomplishment' with Al-Jazeera and with 'Arcade', bragging about what he did. He claims to have done this to Israel twice in the past.

Facebook removed us due to 'spam and inauthentic behavior'. But the only spam and inauthentic behavior was radical Islam Jew hating hackers".

Source: JPT

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Facebook: Trump's Account Will Remain Blocked
The Facebook company announced that the social media account of President Donald Trump will remain blocked until further notice. Trump's Facebook account was blocked four months ago after the protests in the Capitol Hill.
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Social Media
Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts of an Iranian opposition organization Facebook announced tonight (Wednesday) that it has removed from the social networks it owns hundreds of fictitious accounts belonging to the Iranian opposition organization Mujahideen Khalk. According to the company, the accounts used fake names and pictures and published content criticizing the regime in Iran. Source: Walla News! ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ??
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Breaking news
Facebook services down in Bangladesh amid protests against Modi visit Facebook said its services in Bangladesh were shut down on Saturday, as hundreds of hardline Islamists marched across the country, angered by the police killing of their supporters who had protested against a visit by Indian premier Narendra Modi. “The right to peaceful protest has come under concerted attack, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, culminating in this type of bloody repression,” Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, Amnesty International’s South Asia Researcher, said in a statement. Modi landed in Dhaka on Friday for a two-day visit, his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nation’s independence. He will hold formal talks with Hasina on Saturday. “We don’t want to see Modi in Dhaka,” Hefazat leader Sultan Mohiuddin said, addressing supporters in the capital city. “He must leave Bangladesh soon.” Source: Reuters ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ??
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Facebook announced today (Thursday) that it will enable its users to remove exposure to sponsored political ads. The company added that the users will be able to do so on Facebook and on Instagram via the settings on each platform. Source: Walla News
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Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook and Instagram will extend the ban on President Trump’s accounts for at least the next two weeks. Source: Reuters
# Donald Trump # US # Facebook
Economics
Facebook Initiative for Small Businesses in Israel In the shadow of the ongoing Corona crisis, the last few months have made many of us look differently at things that were part of our daily routine -like the regular encounters with the small businesses around us. The small business owners were especially affected by the pandemic. Now, a new and first-of-its-kind program called "It's Our Business," led by Facebook and in collaboration with several large companies in the Israeli economy, offers small businesses unique knowledge and tools to strengthen their digital presence. Small businesses that are using digital marketing to it's fullest potential are gaining wider exposure and significantly improving their business operations. Facebook and Instagram alone connect billions of people every day, including 190 million small businesses that use the network to attract potential and existing customers. Source: Walla News ?Pixabay ?? IF YOU LOVE ISRAEL - SHARE NEWSRAEL! ??
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UPDATE
Facebook has removed dozens of false posts regarding COVID vaccines, including photos, videos, texts and deliberately false and misleading information. Source: Walla News 
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The Facebook company has announced that in the upcoming weeks it will start removing from its social media platforms (mainly Facebook and Instagram) fake news regarding the CoronaVirus vaccines. Source: H Breaking News ? Reuters
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