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Report: Facebook to end policy that shields politicians from moderation

Report: Facebook to end policy that shields politicians from moderation

Facebook reportedly will announce end to its controversial policy that mostly shields politicians from content moderation rules.Ben Ariel, 04/06/2021 04:39
ADL accuses Facebook of turning blind eye to anti-Semitic content

ADL accuses Facebook of turning blind eye to anti-Semitic content

ADL says that thousands of anti-Semitic posts and groups that violate Facebook's own rules are allowed to remain on the social media site.Dan Verbin , 03/06/2021 20:34
Insider suspended by Facebook for leaking policy of demoting 'vaccine hesitancy' comments

Insider suspended by Facebook for leaking policy of demoting 'vaccine hesitancy' comments

Insider who leaked Facebook comment-demotion policy says "The policy is going to keep expanding until anything can violate it."Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/05/2021 08:21
Ben Gvir files complaint over Facebook 'wiretapping' his wife

Ben Gvir files complaint over Facebook 'wiretapping' his wife

Otzma Yehudit chairman calls for police investigation after Facebook blocks his wife, 30 others from using WhatsApp.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2021 19:14
WhatsApp blocks wife of MK Itamar Ben Gvir

WhatsApp blocks wife of MK Itamar Ben Gvir

30 members of Otzma Yehudit suddenly blocked from WhatsApp without warning or explanation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/05/2021 21:13
Facebook removes pro-Israel page with 77 million followers

Facebook removes pro-Israel page with 77 million followers

'Jerusalem Prayer Team' Facebook page taken down without explanation or answers from Facebook following campaign by anti-Israel activists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2021 19:42
Benny Gantz to Facebook and TikTok executives: You must take action

Benny Gantz to Facebook and TikTok executives: You must take action

Justice Minister Benny Gantz speaks with Facebook and TikTok Executives: 'Extremists are spreading disinformation and incitement.'Yoni Kempinski, 14/05/2021 14:23
FB bans popular Jewish academic for post denouncing Hitler tweet

FB bans popular Jewish academic for post denouncing Hitler tweet

After posting his tweet denouncing Pakistani celeb's tweet of a Hitler quote, Canadian psychologist and youtuber Gad Saad blocked by FB.Dan Verbin, 12/05/2021 15:52
Could Trump take Facebook suit to Supreme Court?

Could Trump take Facebook suit to Supreme Court?

Social media expert says social media giant's claims of fair play are nothing but a coverup for Democrats in control of public opinion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2021 16:12
'Haredi' group urges Facebook to offer 'Shomer Shabbos' option

'Haredi' group urges Facebook to offer 'Shomer Shabbos' option

'We don't want to contribute to Sabbath desecration.' Haredi social media users urge Facebook, Instagram to limit their accounts on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2021 15:01
Gantz: Facebook tolerates incitement which is causing violence

Gantz: Facebook tolerates incitement which is causing violence

Defense Minister says social media companies not cooperating to help remove posts which incite current violence in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 14:56
Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Trump

Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Trump

Facebook's oversight board upholds ban on President Trump, but calls for review.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 16:34
Trump launches new platform after social media ban

Trump launches new platform after social media ban

New platform enables former President to communicate directly with his followers after ban from sites like Twitter and Facebook.Ben Ariel, 05/05/2021 04:05
Facebook Oversight Board to rule on Trump ban on Wednesday

Facebook Oversight Board to rule on Trump ban on Wednesday

Facebook banned Trump from the platform in the wake of the January 6 riots on the US Capitol.Ben Ariel, 04/05/2021 02:59
UK Conservative candidate accused of "abhorrent" anti-Semitic Facebook posts

UK Conservative candidate accused of "abhorrent" anti-Semitic Facebook posts

Candidate has since apologized but major UK Jewish organization wants to ensure he doesn't get leadership position if he is elected.Dan Verbin, Canada, 30/04/2021 20:29
Facebook thwarts hacking network used by PA intelligence services

Facebook thwarts hacking network used by PA intelligence services

Facebook says elements linked to PA security services used fake accounts to target journalists and government critics.Elad Benari, 22/04/2021 04:35
'Déjà vu' - Social media continuing banning spree

'Déjà vu' - Social media continuing banning spree

Fox reports on social media platforms continuing their 'political purge' of stories and activists they oppose.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2021 13:38
Facebook Oversight Board delays decision on Trump ban

Facebook Oversight Board delays decision on Trump ban

Facebook Oversight Board says it has extended the timeline on its review of the social media site's decision to ban former US President.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 17/04/2021 01:27
Personal data of over half a billion Facebook users leaked

Personal data of over half a billion Facebook users leaked

Cybercrime intelligence company discovers data leak revealing personal information of over half a billion Facebook users.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/04/2021 21:36
Facebook yanks Trump interview video with daughter-in-law

Facebook yanks Trump interview video with daughter-in-law

Citing its ban on the former president, Facebook removed the video interview conducted by daughter-in-law Lara Trump.Dan Verbin, 31/03/2021 21:48
Dem lawmaker to Zuckerberg: Can you please answer the question?

Dem lawmaker to Zuckerberg: Can you please answer the question?

After a testy exchange between Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone & Facebook founder, Pallone says social media 'encouraging extremism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/03/2021 22:06
'Former Pres. Trump to redefine social media' - Aide forecasts new 'Free Speech' platform

'Former Pres. Trump to redefine social media' - Aide forecasts new 'Free Speech' platform

Trump Senior Adviser says former president could make return to social media after being indefinitely banned from Facebook & Twitter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/03/2021 11:18
Study: Extremists still spreading violence on Facebook, anti-hate policies a failure

Study: Extremists still spreading violence on Facebook, anti-hate policies a failure

A just released study by an advocacy group has concluded that Facebook has not done enough to reign in toxic content posted by extremists.Dan Verbin, 23/03/2021 15:35
Outages reported on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger

Outages reported on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger

Facebook Gaming Twitter account acknowledges "a number of issues currently affecting Facebook products".Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 19/03/2021 20:20
Facebook bans viewing and sharing all news articles in Australia

Facebook bans viewing and sharing all news articles in Australia

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud labels Facebook decision to ban all Australian news content 'reckless and irresponsible'.Mordechai Sones, 18/02/2021 07:35
Arab hackers breach Tel Aviv University's Facebook page

Arab hackers breach Tel Aviv University's Facebook page

Arab hackers breach university's Facebook page, post images of PLO flags and anti-Israel slogans.Ido Ben Porat, 16/02/2021 23:25
Facebook Integrity VP refuses comment when confronted by Project Veritas

Facebook Integrity VP refuses comment when confronted by Project Veritas

Facebook VP of Integrity Guy Rosen refuses to comment when confronted by Project Veritas senior journalist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2021 14:47
Losing patience: Facebook to delete 'fake news' on vaccines

Losing patience: Facebook to delete 'fake news' on vaccines

Facebook announces it will delete any post that includes 'fake news or misinformation' about all types of vaccines.Nisan Tzur, 09/02/2021 17:05
Facebook cancels 'feel-good' Emmy-winning show

Facebook cancels 'feel-good' Emmy-winning show

Emmy Award-winning show about everyday people's good deeds during the COVID crisis gets taken down. Facebook yet to comment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2021 14:29
Facebook draws left-wing ire after employee says the site could police the term ‘Zionists’

Facebook draws left-wing ire after employee says the site could police the term ‘Zionists’

Leaked email by Facebook employee hinting company could ban some derogatory use of term' Zionists' has left-wing groups up in arms.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 02/02/2021 13:21
The Israeli social media star who was kicked off TikTok

The Israeli social media star who was kicked off TikTok

Hananya Naftali decided to fight against all the fake news he heard about Israel.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, 28/01/2021 03:18
Facebook debuts new fact check box to combat Holocaust denial

Facebook debuts new fact check box to combat Holocaust denial

Social media users searching for info on the Holocaust on Facebook will now be prompted to visit site created by World Jewish Congress.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 27/01/2021 13:33
Facebook deletes Netanyahu post

Facebook deletes Netanyahu post

PM's post calling for info on people over 60 who have not been vaccinated taken down for violating company privacy policy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 17:16
Facebook sends Trump to its 'Oversight Board'

Facebook sends Trump to its 'Oversight Board'

Facebook is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend Trump’s access to a board which cannot be overruled by ZuckerbergYoni Kempinski, 21/01/2021 20:10
Detectives attempt to charge four hilltop youths with tracking down officers on Facebook

Detectives attempt to charge four hilltop youths with tracking down officers on Facebook

Police stack up errors in attempting to prosecute hilltop youth for planning to find officers who were involved in Ahuvyah Sandak's death.Shlomo Witty, 17/01/2021 20:27
How did Facebook and Twitter decide on Trump ban?

How did Facebook and Twitter decide on Trump ban?

NBC News provides inside look at how Facebook and Twitter came to their decisions to permanently ban US President after Capitol riots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/01/2021 03:47
HiTech more powerful than a US President: The end of free speech?

HiTech more powerful than a US President: The end of free speech?

What has the world come to, when freedom is not just given away, but applauded by its people?Israel News Talk Radio, 11/01/2021 02:48
Social media censoring Trump is a liberal Pravda and we created it

Social media censoring Trump is a liberal Pravda and we created it

We let some Californian kids and their start-ups create a brilliant mechanism to block those are ideologically opposed to them. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti‏, 10/01/2021 20:00
Facebook bans Trump for the rest of his term

Facebook bans Trump for the rest of his term

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces US President to be barred from platform until after Biden takes office.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2021 18:15
Facebook bars Trump for 24 hours

Facebook bars Trump for 24 hours

Facebook follows in Twitter's footsteps, bars Trump from posting due to “two policy violations”.Elad Benari, 07/01/2021 04:39
The suits filed against Facebook - it's about time

The suits filed against Facebook - it's about time

Change coming? 48 Attorneys General sued to break up Facebook's monopoly.. FTC filed asking it divest of Instagram, Whatsapp etc. Op-ed.Jeff Dunetz, 11/12/2020 04:00
Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to help Biden with COVID response

Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to help Biden with COVID response

CEO told Dr. Anthony Fauci that he wants to promote "authoritative information" on vaccines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2020 18:10
Six weeks ago, Facebook announced a ban on Holocaust denial. It’s still easy to find.

Six weeks ago, Facebook announced a ban on Holocaust denial. It’s still easy to find.

Despite Facebook announcing ban on Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism and content questioning veracity of the Holocaust still easy to find.Ben Sales, JTA, 27/11/2020 08:40
Watch: Social media moguls taking us down 'Orwellian path'

Watch: Social media moguls taking us down 'Orwellian path'

Fox News' Laura Ingraham interviews Dinesh D'Souza, says 'creepy' digital moguls taking us down 'Orwellian' path that outlaws conversation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2020 20:21
Big Tech CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey testify before Senate

Big Tech CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey testify before Senate

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before Senate Judiciary Committee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2020 21:04
Trump steadfast as social media flags every communique

Trump steadfast as social media flags every communique

Facebook flags every Trump post with contradictory message.Mordechai Sones, 07/11/2020 23:14
Facebook stops Iranian anti-Netanyahu activities

Facebook stops Iranian anti-Netanyahu activities

Social media giant stops Iranian online operation to organize left-wing demonstrations against Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/11/2020 13:43
Twitter and Facebook suspend several right-leaning accounts

Twitter and Facebook suspend several right-leaning accounts

Twitter and Facebook suspend several recently created right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in US election.Ben Ariel, 04/11/2020 03:37
'Hate and lies on social media are not being dealt with'

'Hate and lies on social media are not being dealt with'

Yochi Davis, a UK pro-Israel activist on social media, speaks about being banned from Facebook and a special lockdown 'Chicken Soup run'.Yoni Kempinski, 02/11/2020 15:22
Conservatives must fight Big Tech or lose

Conservatives must fight Big Tech or lose

Is technology going to be a tool of individual choice or social control? Republicans must not allow Big Tech to dominate the internet. Op-edDaniel Greenfield, 19/10/2020 09:36
Shocked…SHOCKED…that there’s corruption going on

Shocked…SHOCKED…that there’s corruption going on

We’ve got pollical corruption in the highest places, media malfeasance, big-tech mendacity, and anxiety over the election. Op-ed.Jack Engelhard, 18/10/2020 23:59
Facebook censorship targets right-wing publishing house 'Shibolet'

Facebook censorship targets right-wing publishing house 'Shibolet'

Without warning or explanation, Facebook removed Shibolet's advertising page.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 18/10/2020 17:23
Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomes Facebook's decision on Holocaust denial

Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomes Facebook's decision on Holocaust denial

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds Facebook's decision to update its hate speech policy to ban Holocaust denial and distortion.Elad Benari, 13/10/2020 05:40
Facebook to ban Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook to ban Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook banning posts denying or distorting Holocaust, will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2020 17:56
Chased from three platforms, Leila Khaled still finds a way to call for terrorism

Chased from three platforms, Leila Khaled still finds a way to call for terrorism

How did terrorist Leila Khaled of PFLP, the group which murdered 17 year old Rina Shnerb last year, manage to appear on Facebook? Op-ed.Teri Blumenfeld, 11/10/2020 09:25
Facebook removes Trump post which downplayed COVID-19

Facebook removes Trump post which downplayed COVID-19

Twitter leaves Trump's post up due to public interest but says it violated rules about spreading misleading information related to COVID-19.Ben Ariel, 07/10/2020 05:35
Sacha Baron Cohen announces Instagram freeze to protest Facebook’s failure to fight hate

Sacha Baron Cohen announces Instagram freeze to protest Facebook’s failure to fight hate

Borat actor blasts Facebook, announces Instagram 'freeze' to protest social media giant's failure to censor hate speech.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/09/2020 07:06