We remember Facebook's first clampdown of the Jews on Yom Kippur. First, they threatened and came after the founder of the JIDF. Then they proceeded to destroy the massive Jewish community he built and years of his personal and private correspondence and intellectual property he created on the platform. While Facebook might claim that you own your content. This is false. If you break one rule or if they claim you break rule, they own you and everything you've ever done on the platform.
During Shavous, Facebook went on another rampage to attack Jews and destroy Jewish communities. We first heard from an author, and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, who explained how she was was deactivated from Facebook yesterday.
Then we hear from another friend. When she logged back onto Facebook after the Jewish Holiday had ended, she noticed she received the following notice and threat from Facebook:
----- Forwarded Message ----There was nothing hateful about the group. Apparently one cannot claim that "Palestine" is not, and was never, a country on Facebook anymore. If one of the group members posted something against Facebook's TOS, then Facebook could have given the admins a warning and an opportunity to remove the content, before arbitrarily destroying a Jewish community of over 2,500 members.
From: Facebook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2010 4:52:39 PM
Subject: Facebook Warning
If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit our FAQ page athttp://www.facebook.com/help/?topic=wgroups.
The Facebook Team
All of this just shows how much hypocrisy and double standards are at play with Facebook. They claim to be open and supportive of free speech, but it's just not the case when it comes to Jews, or if a page upsets Muslims. As we saw today with the "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day" page, Facebook promptly submitted to Islam and removed it.
Meanwhile, Facebook rarely removes antisemitic and jihadist content in any proactive or prompt action. How long will Facebook continue to try to ethnically cleanse Jews with whom they don't agree from their platform? Only time will tell.
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