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Hezbollah used Facebook to form terror cells in PA

Social media played crucial role in recruiting terrorists in Israel, Palestinian Authority, Israeli security service says.JTA, 8/17/2016, 7:03 PM

French embassy employee blasted for anti-Semitism

An employee of France’s embassy in Tunisia says anti-Semitic comments posted under his name on Facebook were written by hackers.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/6/2016, 12:50 AM

Delivering internet with a drone?

Facebook hopes solar-powered drones will bring WiFi internet to even the most remote locations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2016, 3:03 PM

Israel left off Facebook Olympics list

Facebook leaves name 'Israel' and flag off of list of countries taking part in Rio Olympics, showing only flag of Israel Olympic Committee.Shai Landesman, 8/4/2016, 12:41 PM

Muslim woman's praise for Jew wins salute

Facebook post by a Muslim-American woman about the kindness of a 90-year-old Jew attracts the attention of thousands of social media users.JTA, 8/1/2016, 2:53 AM

Defy police by photoshopping Temple Mount pictures

After man was arrested for making fake image of himself on Temple Mount with a flag, dozens of Israelis join trend.Matt Wanderman, 7/15/2016, 7:52 AM

Facebook finally erases Hamas propaganda

Facebook erases tens of Hamas pages, including those of senior Hamas members.Tal Polon, 7/14/2016, 3:12 PM

German police raid purveyors of hate postings

Police in 14 German states conduct raids on 60 individuals in an attempt to root out the sources of anti-Semitic postings on the internet.JTA, 7/14/2016, 5:59 AM

Terror victim's families sue Facebook

Relatives of Israeli-Americans killed by Arab terror sue over social media giant's failure to remove pro-terror incitement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2016, 11:30 AM

Zuckerberg’s ‘reply’ to minister: a hoax

Paper falls for joke post, reports Facebook boss’s alleged response to being blamed for terrorism.Gil Ronen, 7/4/2016, 5:08 PM

Internet talkbacks and the third Temple

How come nice people forget all restraints when they comment on internet?Dr. Berel Dov Lerner, 6/27/2016, 8:50 AM

Combating terror on Facebook and Twitter

MK accuses social media giants of tolerating incitement; former Mossad official: Social media the most important sphere for fighting terror.Shai Landesman, 6/21/2016, 9:12 PM

'Taste the revenge of ISIS'

As terrorist Omar Mateen murdered dozens he posted comments pledging allegiance to ISIS, rejecting 'filthy ways of the West'.David Rosenberg, 6/16/2016, 8:58 AM

French terrorist broadcast attack live on Facebook

Before Facebook took down his page, terrorist could be heard debating what to do with 3-year-old child after murdering his parents.Uzi Baruch, 6/14/2016, 3:50 PM

Facebook deletes ‘Stop Islamization of America’

In the wake of deadly Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Facebook deletes page run by anti radical Islam activist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2016, 7:43 AM

Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts hacked

Facebook founder's Twitter and Pinterest accounts hijacked by hacker group called 'OurMine,' using breach in LinkedIn database.JTA, 6/7/2016, 4:18 PM

Algeria opens 'Facebook addiction' clinic

Algeria becomes 3rd country with clinic to stop 'dependency' on the site. Clinic's director warns the 'blue magic' is worse than drugs.Ari Yashar, 6/5/2016, 7:43 PM

Teens planned stabbing elderly women on Facebook

Three 16-year-old Arab terrorists who attacked 2 women aged 84 and 86 in J'lem with ax and knife planned 'martyr's death' online for months.Reut Hadar, 6/3/2016, 10:28 AM

Jews welcome crack down on hate

Jewish groups welcome a pledge by four internet giants to crack down on online hate speech.JTA, 6/1/2016, 5:31 AM

Homeless Israeli woman given shelter in Rio

Homeless Israeli woman taken to an old person's home in Rio thanks to a rapid response by the local Jewish community initiated on Facebook.JTA, 5/20/2016, 5:34 AM

France: Twitter sued for anti-Semitism, homophobia

Anti-racist and anti-homophobia groups join forces in filing suit against Twitter, YouTube and Facebook for tolerating hateful posts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2016, 5:28 PM

Report: Facebook censors right-wing news

Former Facebook employees describe how they promoted left-wing stories and sources while suppressing right-wing ones.Matt Wanderman, 5/10/2016, 10:50 AM

Called in by police...for a Facebook post

Eilat woman summoned after claiming a criminal stabbing was terrorism. Police: false posts spread needless panic.Ido Ben Porat, 4/27/2016, 4:44 PM

Facebook, Twitter, delete Hamas accounts

Spokesman for Hamas military wing issues angry press release after his Twitter account taken down - only for Facebook to do the same.Ari Soffer, 4/17/2016, 4:49 PM

Brazilian Christians give Israeli tourism a 'like'

The number of Brazilians who have "liked" Israel's Ministry of Tourism Facebook profiles in Portuguese has exceeded 2 million.JTA, 4/12/2016, 5:28 AM

Israel to tax global online companies

Tax Authority to charge VAT on local sales by international-based online firms such as Google and Facebook. Fair, or bad for business?Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 4:54 PM

Randi Zuckerberg's business advice: Keep Shabbat

Facebook spokesperson and marketing director Randi Zuckerberg credits Shabbat, other Jewish concepts, for business success.JTA, 4/7/2016, 10:52 AM

Netanyahu: We will continue to fight incitement

PM Netanyahu, responding to Facebook questions, assures the public that Israel is fighting the ongoing Arab incitement.Nitsan Keidar, 3/16/2016, 6:46 AM

Turkey blocks social media following Ankara attack

Turkish court bans access to Facebook and Twitter after images from Ankara attack were shared on them.Ben Ariel, 3/14/2016, 12:14 AM

Egyptian who threatened to kill Trump to leave US

23-year-old Egyptian student Emadeldin Elsayed agrees to leave US voluntarily to avoid jail over threatening Facebook post.Ari Soffer, 3/8/2016, 4:18 PM

Survey: Record levels of online anti-Semitism

Anti-Defamation League finds record number of youths experienced anti-Semitism while online. Facebook leads in displays of hate.Menahem Schwartz, 2/24/2016, 9:50 PM

Jewish man indicted for anti-Arab incitement

Eliyahu Eliav Muallem was indicted for writing hate posts that were deemed as 'incitement to violence' on his Facebook page in 2014.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 2/22/2016, 1:35 PM

Meretz MK to file complaint against rap star

MK Issawi Freij claims rap star Yoav Eliasi, better known by his stage name Hatzel, incited to violence against him.Orli Harari, 2/21/2016, 5:04 AM

Arab indicted for threatening Liberman on Facebook

Arab sends death threats to MK Avigdor Lieberman and writes all Israeli Arabs 'are Nashat Milhem,' indictment over a month later.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 5:25 PM

Facebook turns Tel Aviv into 'Al Mas'Udiya'

In bizarre twist Facebook says Tel Aviv residents live in abandoned 1948 Arab town, even as it is condemned for pro-Arab incitement bias.Ari Yashar, 2/7/2016, 6:31 PM

Jerusalem terrorist warned of attack last month

One of three Arabs behind deadly shooting at Damascus Gate wrote of his intention to kill Jews in Facebook post a month ago.Menachem Schwartz, 2/3/2016, 8:28 PM

Facebook app drains battery, slows down phones

Recent studies show that the app and messenger app drain 20% of the battery life of android phones and slow down other apps by 15%.Raphael Poch, 2/3/2016, 1:18 PM

'Which terrorist are you' Facebook page

Facebook page promotes emulating Palestinian terrorists via a GIF. In spite of thousands of complaints, Facebook has yet to take it down.Raphael Poch, 2/3/2016, 9:49 AM

FBI asks for help on missing agent - in Farsi

FBI launches Farsi language Facebook page to solicit tips on the whereabouts of Robert Levinson.Ben Ariel, 2/3/2016, 4:16 AM

Mark Zuckerberg becomes World's 6th richest person

Jewish CEO of Facebook makes sixth place on Forbes list, shortly after 'Zuckerberg don't kill us!' campaign.Shoshana Miskin, 1/28/2016, 9:40 PM

Netanyahu 3rd most popular leader on social media

Study finds that Netanyahu ranked third among world leaders in rate of facebook page interactions.Nitsan Keidar, 1/19/2016, 3:00 PM

'Zuckerberg don't kill us!'

Israeli rights group to rent billboards outside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home to force him to stop ignoring rampant incitement.Ari Soffer, 1/17/2016, 7:49 PM

Student expelled for anti-Semitic comments

Amira Jumaa becomes first student expelled from the prestigious Sciences Po University in Paris for her Jew hatred.Shoshana Miskin, 1/17/2016, 5:50 PM

Facebook pulls anti-Israel page after exposure

Facebook changes its tune about anti-Israel page launched by Shurat Hadin, said it "made a mistake" by not taking it down.Ben Ariel, 1/10/2016, 6:04 AM

Revealed: Facebook discriminates against Israelis

Shurat Hadin investigation finds: Facebook removes only page that incites against Palestinians.Ido Ben Porat, 1/5/2016, 6:15 AM

Kotel and 'Al-Aqsa' top Facebook’s ‘check-in' list

Binyamin Netanyahu is 10th most talked about politician according to FacebookShoshana Miskin, 12/9/2015, 8:06 PM

Google denies deal with Israel to monitor posts

Foreign Ministry backtracks after Google claims deal to remove incitement posts was never made.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 7:48 PM

Obama launches personal Facebook page

American president joins social network for the first time, encourages action against climate change.Ben Ariel, 11/10/2015, 4:42 AM

Incitement on Facebook? 'Report, it'll help'

Orna Heilinger, Internet Safety Center's director, says Facebook has removed pictures of bloody knives and clear calls for death to Jews.Shimon Cohen, 11/1/2015, 7:08 PM

French embassy fires intern over anti-Semitic rant

Kuwaiti intern at French embassy in the U.S. dismissed after referring to Jews as scums and rats on Facebook.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2015, 3:12 AM

Israeli NGO sues Facebook over inciting pages

Thousands of Israelis join Shurat HaDin's lawsuit alleging Facebook allowed jihadists to openly recruit and train terrorists.Ben Ariel, 10/27/2015, 4:15 AM

Facebook's Offices in Israel Vandalized

Growing anger over the social media site's refusal to remove pro-terror pages prompts Israelis to graffiti the company's offices in protest.Cynthia Blank, 10/18/2015, 12:15 PM

Israelis Sue Facebook for 'Promoting Terror'

According to Israeli Law Center, Facebook is an accessory to terror by refusing to shut down incitement-filled pages.Moshe Cohen, 10/15/2015, 9:54 AM

Jew Posts Satiric Facebook Joke - Gets Arrested

Recent army grad writes joke about Arab nurses stabbing patients and finds himself in jail; attorney: 'the police have lost direction.'Ido Ben-Porat, 10/13/2015, 11:02 AM

Arab 'Serial Inciter' Gets 10.5 Months in Prison

An Arab resident of Jerusalem was sentenced to 10.5 months in jail for 'serial incitement' on Facebook and social media.Shlomo Pietrekovsky, 10/11/2015, 4:49 PM

Hospital Worker Fired for Praising Terrorist

Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital took quick action after maintenance worker's Facebook post in support of terrorist stabber.Ari Soffer, 10/11/2015, 12:04 PM

Israel Asks YouTube to Remove Incitement Videos

Israel asks Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis.Elad Benari, 10/9/2015, 5:43 AM