Suspended FB user reinstated after Arutz Sheva exposure

Suspended Facebook user blocked for 30 days fully reinstated after query submitted to senior FB exec that included coverage by Arutz Sheva.

Mordechai Sones ,

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Suspended Facebook user Damon Rosen, who had been blocked for thirty days for reporting statements by Louis Farrakhan, has been fully reinstated after a query was submitted to a senior Facebook executive that included coverage by Arutz Sheva. This, after Rosen had an appeal to the suspension rejected by Facebook with the message: "We reviewed your post again and it doesn't follow our Community Standards."

Rosen said he received no notification from Facebook alerting him that his "suspension", that was set to run for another 23 days, had been lifted.

Rosen told Arutz Sheva: "I've been banned over a dozen times for posting nothing but the truth in regard to Israel, anti-Zionism, and anti-Semitism, never profanities or incitement, while seeing and reporting dozens of blatant cases of anti-Semitism that Facebook tells me does not violate their 'community standards'.

"I happened to be lucky enough for a reporter at a major Israeli news outlet to take interest in my predicament. I have many friends who suffer the same double standards, but aren't fortunate enough to have their stories publicized," Rosen said.

Rosen received a 30-day "Community Standards" suspension for posting the message: "Louis Farrakhan said he asked G-d to hit Florida extra hard with coronavirus ... to punish all the Jews & Cubans who hated Fidel Castro."

Facebook blocked Rosen from posting with a notice saying: "You can't post, comment or use Messenger for 30 days.

"This is because you previously posted something that didn't follow our Community Standards.

"This post goes against our standards on hate speech, so no one else can see it."

Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of the Israel-based Shurat Hadin civil rights organization has in the past launched major lawsuits against Facebook for inciting terror. Responding to the suspension, she told Arutz Sheva: "Facebook’s actions censoring those who oppose arch anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan are disturbing but hardly surprising at this point.

"Facebook’s absurd and biased positions have been in place for a long while. It is hoped that the Attorney General and U.S. Senate which is reviewing the dangers of unregulated social media and the enormous unchecked power they possess will hopefully begin the process of reining the platforms in and putting safeguards in place.

"For too long Jews have been the victims of these online policies and forums for hate speech and the Jewish community needs to lead the battle against social media."

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