An Israeli law center, the Shura HaDin, spent their December working to prove, without a shadow of a doubt, what many in pro-Israel advocacy work have long claimed: There is a clear bias against Israel with Facebook’s staff, who are more apt to close inciting Facebook pages against Palestinians than they are against Jews and Israelis.
A video produced by their law center staff on the findings is going viral on Facebook. The Israel Project, an influential pro-Israel advocacy group, posted it on Facebook, where it’s received over 20,000 shares in just one day.
They opened two pages with hateful language against Israelis and Palestinians and continued to post to them with inflammatory language that is against Facebook’s stated guidelines and terms of service. The posts were identical, except for the subject matter of the attacks.
This was a post made by the anti-Israel page:
And this was a post from the anti-Palestine page:
Only one of the pages was closed by Facebook when both were reported by the law center at the conclusion of its experiment. You can probably guess which one.
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