Monday, July 28, 2014

Anti-semitism from Facebook

Imagine if a Facebook page was started with the title "Death to christian baby killer roman catholics". It's life would be measured in seconds, if not minutes at most.  Yet, Facebook refused multiple times to take down "Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews",  finally relenting after a storm of protest and it is now down.  The point is, Jew hating and anti-semitism is no longer couched in family friendly phrases; it is open, virulent, violent and growing world-wide.  It is companies like Facebook that perpetuate the hatred by allowing a page like the one mentioned to stay up longer than needed.  It appears Facebook, at least from this humble opinion is anti-semitic and a water-carrier for Islam and jihad.

From the Washington Examiner July 28 by Philip Klein

Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn't violate 'community standards'

A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.

The page in question, is named, "Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews." The page, which spells "Zionist" incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood dripping down his chin as he feasts on a child. It was started on July 25.

Individuals complaining about the page were greeted with the following message (screen captured below):

"We reviewed your report of Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews. Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards"

Last Thursday, a mob of more than a dozen men assaulted a Jew in his suburban Paris home who had been identified through a French Facebook page that listed the faces and identities of Jews to be attacked. The social network declined to remove the page until after the assault had taken place.

UPDATE: Facebook has since removed the page.

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