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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.

# Terrorism # Facebook # The Media
China's Xi calls for greater global media reach

China President Xi Jinping said the country must improve the way it tells its "stories" to a global audience as it seeks to develop an international voice that reflects its status on the world stage, official news agency Xinhua reported.

Speaking at a Communist Party study meeting, Xi said it was crucial for China to improve its ability to spread its messages globally in order to present a "true, three-dimensional and comprehensive China", Xinhua said on Tuesday.

China needed to develop an "international voice" to match its national strength and global status, Xinhua said, citing Xi. It also needed to strengthen propaganda efforts to help foreigners understand the Chinese Communist Party and the way it "strives for the happiness of the Chinese people".

The country needed to create a team of professionals and adopt "precise communication methods" for different regions, he said.

China's relationship with foreign media has become increasingly tense in recent years, with local news outlets such as the Global Times often singling out foreign reporters for what it says is biased and unfair coverage.

Several journalists working for U.S. news organisations were expelled last year as relations between the two sides deteriorated.

China has also banned BBC World News from mainland Chinese television networks following criticism of the British broadcaster's coverage of human rights in the northwestern region of Xinjiang as well as the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The New York Times admits: The picture we published of the girl who died in Gaza is incorrect

"We published a wrong picture": After the winds blew following the cover published by the American newspaper The New York Times, which shows the faces of the children killed in the last round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, the newspaper admits that a picture of one of the girls at the gate was incorrect - and replaced it.


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