New German law curbs hate speech on social networks

Law places responsibility for removing hate speech and Holocaust denial on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.JTA, 7/2/2017, 6:26 PM

Israeli journalist refuses to grant prize to Facebook

Journalist Lital Shemesh refuses to grant prize to senior Facebook official due to the company's condoning of incitement against Jews.Uzi Baruch, London, 6/28/2017, 3:38 PM

Facebook's perilous fumble

Software error causes identity exposure of 1,000 Facebook content managers responsible for deleting terrorist accounts.Mordechai Sones, 6/18/2017, 9:50 AM

Out of the mouths of undergraduates

Seniors in the Communications Department at an Israeli College find a novel way to protest against Facebook's secret censoring policy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2017, 6:30 PM

Spanish woman arrested for online incitement

Spanish police arrest Hamas supporter accused of inciting violence against Jews.JTA, 6/11/2017, 2:49 PM

Journalist to compensate Netanyahus for slander

Court orders journalist Yigal Sarna pay PM and wife Sara 100 thousand shekels for slanderous Facebook post.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 6/11/2017, 10:35 AM

Arab who threatened MK Yehuda Glick given 2 month sentence

PA resident sent videos and pictures of real and fake assassination attempts on MK who survived previous attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2017, 9:09 PM

Attorney General: Facebook can be sued in Israel

In opinion to Supreme Court, AG writes Facebook can be sued in Israel despite standard contract by which company can only be sued in US.Mordechai Sones, 6/4/2017, 1:05 PM

How many haredim are on social media?

Phone survey finds only 2% of haredim are on Facebook.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2017, 12:20 PM

Swiss court: Man guilty of libel over Facebook 'likes'

Swiss court faults 45-year-old for 'liking' defamatory comments on Facebook; opponent says decision may harm freedom of expression.AFP, 5/31/2017, 11:25 PM

Report: Facebook fails to act on Holocaust denial

Report reveals Facebook only acts against Holocaust denial posted in countries which would take legal action against the website.JTA, 5/25/2017, 8:54 PM

Facebook CEO insists no interest in public office

Mark Zuckerberg says state visits do not mean he is running for public office.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2017, 8:39 AM

US court throws out incitement case against Facebook

US Court rules Facebook is not responsible for providing a platform for incitement which resulted in murder of Israelis.Gary Willig, 5/18/2017, 10:21 PM

Pizza Hut apologizes for laughing at eating hunger strike leader

Pizza Hut International apologizes for Pizza Hut Israel's 'inappropriate' Facebook joke, says employee who published it was fired.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2017, 12:27 PM

'Facebook subsidized protesters against Trump'

Report: Since Trump's election companies in Silicon Valley have given employees paid holidays to demonstrate.Mordechai Sones, 5/9/2017, 9:15 PM

Facebook revenue rises

Facebook representatives describe the recent surge in usage, which is unlikely to last., 5/4/2017, 1:45 PM

Facebook to recruit 3000 new workers

Facebook announces it will recruit 3000 new workers to monitor content delivered by live broadcast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 10:24 PM

Search widens for suspect who broadcast murder of elderly man

Police across 5 states hunting for man suspected of murdering elderly stranger. Murder was broadcast live on Facebook.David Rosenberg, 4/18/2017, 9:44 AM

Woman fired for distributing terrorist photo to be compensated

Jerusalem Labor Court rules company worker was unlawfully fired after posting attacker picture on Facebook.Mordechai Sones, 4/6/2017, 11:02 AM

Hezbollah recruited through Facebook profile

Operative assigned to reconnaissance and abduction arrested at zero hour.Mordechai Sones, 3/9/2017, 1:26 PM

German court rules Facebook not responsible for incitement

German court rules against Syrian refugee suing Facebook for posts falsely accusing him of extremist violence.Gary Willig, 3/7/2017, 4:33 PM

Facebook sued in mega court case

NY federal court will hear Shurat Hadin's suits against Facebook for encouraging terrorismOrly Harary, 3/1/2017, 4:35 PM

Facebook shuts down Fatah's page

Facebook shuts down page of PA chairman's party over photo of Arafat with a weapon.Elad Benari, 2/28/2017, 12:24 AM

Ex-marine sent home from Iraq after Facebook video goes viral

US contractor in Iraq sent home after FB video supporting Trump travel ban goes viral.Chana Roberts, 2/11/2017, 8:35 PM

'Huge fines for social media sites that don't remove incitement'

Justice Minister seeks to impose 'huge' fines on social media sites, such as Facebook, which refuse to remove material promoting terrorism.Gary Willig, 2/9/2017, 3:52 PM

Facebook Ordered To Pay $500 Million In Oculus Lawsuit

Facebook ordered to pay $500 million in damages over VR suitUzi Baruch, 2/2/2017, 12:02 PM

Six more fictitious Hamas 'women' revealed by IDF

The IDF reports Thursday it revealed 6 more fictitious identities of Hamas 'girls' who tried to obtain sensitive intelligence information.Yoel Domb, 1/26/2017, 2:38 PM

"Most Arabs want to integrate into society"

Prime Minister issues Facebook post in which he expresses disgust at 'extremists in Arab society who whip up the Arab public.'Nitzan Kedar, 1/23/2017, 7:38 PM

Army Radio broadcaster:'I would also run over a policeman'

Army Radio broadcaster Hen Elmaleh was fired after expressing sympathy on her Facebook page.for terrorist who murdered policeman in Negev.Yoel Domb, 1/18/2017, 5:39 PM

Hamas hacks soldiers' phones by posing as women

Hamas terrorists hacked into dozens of Israeli combat soldiers’ cellphones by posing as attractive Israeli women on Facebook.JTA, 1/12/2017, 1:31 PM

Hamas angry after Facebook blocks its pages

Hamas accuses Facebook of "colluding with the occupation" after it blocks dozens of accounts and pages supporting the movement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2017, 5:58 AM

Jerusalem resident arrested for Facebook post against judges

Resident of capital arrested, interrogated over Facebook comment against court which convicted Elor Azariya for manslaughter.Uzi Baruch, 1/5/2017, 8:28 AM

Germany to sue Facebook over racist postings

After Israeli government passes a bill against Facebook incitement, German government also pursuing social media giant over hate posts.Yoel Domb, 1/4/2017, 10:06 PM

'Facebook Bill' passes first Knesset reading

Law that would allow Israeli courts to order the removal of online incitement passes first reading in the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2017, 5:06 AM

Facebook post draws hundreds to Judea-Samaria solidarity mission

A Facebook post by a prominent Miami fashion designer drew hundreds of American Jews on a solidarity mission to Judea and Samaria.Yoel Domb, 1/3/2017, 10:35 AM

Facebook founder: Religion is very important

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not an atheist, believes religion is 'very important'.Chana Roberts, 1/1/2017, 2:25 PM

Families of Pulse shooting victims sue Facebook, Twitter, Google

Families of June's Orlando shooting victims file lawsuit against sites for promoting, funding ISIS terror.Chana Roberts, 12/21/2016, 8:45 AM

Former Army Radio soldier indicted for sexual harassment

Indictment issued against former Army Radio soldier, Baruch Indig, on charges of sexual harassment, impersonation and hacking computers.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 12/15/2016, 4:46 PM

Online social media networks say they will curb terror content

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube say they will partner to curb the spread of terrorist content online.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 12/6/2016, 6:18 PM

Video campaign launched in support of Facebook suit

Shurat Hadin launches online campaign with a viral video accusing Facebook of inciting terrorism around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2016, 2:37 PM

Anti-U.S. Facebook rant may be linked to Ohio stabber

Authorities believe Ohio State University attacker may have posted an anti-U.S. rant posted on Facebook moments before the attack.Ben Ariel, 11/29/2016, 5:36 AM

'We should burn down Arab villages - this is war!'

Israeli Jew arrested for Facebook post calling to burn down Arab villages.David Rosenberg, 11/27/2016, 5:52 PM

Two Arab teens arrested over Facebook incitement

Two 15-year-old Arabs from eastern Jerusalem arrested for inciting violence and terrorism on Facebook.Ido Ben Porat, 11/21/2016, 2:09 AM

Is IDF eating Hamas-grown tomatoes?

Facebook picture reveals that IDF uses Gaza-grown tomatoes.Family members of Gazan farmer express overt support for Hamas.Yoel Domb, 11/17/2016, 3:49 PM

Kidnapping attempt or innocent mistake?

A teenage girl travelling towards Dolev noticed the driver travelling towards PA.She screamed and he then reversed. Egged: Driver's mistakeBenny Toker, 11/17/2016, 1:58 PM

French embassy worker accused of anti-Semitism reinstated

French embassy in Tunisia reinstates employee who was suspended over anti-Semitic messages that appeared on his Facebook account.Ben Ariel and JTA, 11/17/2016, 3:37 AM

Facebook mistakenly declares Zuckerberg dead

Facebook publishes erroneous memorials for Mark Zuckerberg and 2 million others.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2016, 8:51 PM

Mark Zuckerberg investigated in German court

Germany investigates Zuckerberg for ignoring online hate speech and incitement, Zuckerberg claims he fights online hate speech.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2016, 9:48 PM

Palestinian social media praise Beit El attacker

Palestinian social media praise Beit El attack by Palestinian policeman, call on other security personnel to follow suit.MEMRI, 11/3/2016, 12:29 PM

New study: Facebook leads to long life

A new scientific study links friend acceptance on Facebook to longevity.Tal Polon, 11/3/2016, 3:15 AM

'He hunts for girls, abusing them on buses'

Teenage girl's Facebook post tips off police to serial molester targeting underage Israeli girls for sexual assault.Reut Hadar, 11/1/2016, 11:30 AM

Facebook co-founder donates to pro-Clinton groups

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is one of the top supporters of the Democratic presidential nominee.JTA, 10/27/2016, 2:56 AM

Nazi Facebook group leads to expulsions in Colorado school

Online group calling for murder of Jews and blacks in 'final solution' earns Colorado teens expulsion from high school.JTA, 10/18/2016, 11:08 AM

Arabs spread incitement on Facebook page of murdered cop

Hours after murder of Yosef Kirma, Arabs flock to his Facebook page to smear him, spread anti-Semitic tropes and incitement.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 10/9/2016, 10:17 PM

'Terrorist pulled trigger, but shots were fired from Facebook'

Head of Shurat Hadin says Facebook bears responsibility for incitement that led to today's attackGary Willig, 10/9/2016, 8:04 PM

Terrorist who murdered 2 was due to enter jail for incitement.

The terrorist who perpetrated the attack Sunday at Ammunition Hill was due to be jailed today for social media incitement.Yedidia Ben Or, 10/9/2016, 1:14 PM

ISIS bans pet cats in Islamic state

ISIS has issued a ban on nurturing or breeding pet cats within the Islamic state.Yoel Domb, 10/6/2016, 10:45 AM