On February 7, Facebook deleted a post that said “Am Israel Chai,” which means “the nation of Israel lives,” saying that the post was a violation of their community standards.
However, Facebook has been accused of an anti-Israel bias, as many pro-Palestinian pages remain up while pro-Israel posts are removed. On February 2, Quds News Network posted a GIF that would have viewers discover “which martyr are you.” The post, which is still up, has received more than 6,000 likes, 2,300 comments, and 250 shares to date.
In January, Shurat HaDin, the Israeli Law Center, conducted an experiment to reveal Facebook’s biases. One page was set up praising terror against Jews and the other one praising terror against Palestinians. The only post that Facebook removed for violating its community standards was the one that was against Palestinians.
Due to these inconsistencies, Shurat HaDin is suing Facebook. In its defense, Facebook has said, “social media services, like themselves, are simply neutral bulletin boards and cannot be held liable under American law for the content of their user’s Facebook pages.”