Facebook blocks temporarily profiles of Palestinian journalists

Facebook blocks temporarily profiles of Palestinian journalists

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Facebook has earlier this week the accounts of seven Palestinian journalists blocked. Six of them are back at their profile, one of them is still blocked.

It comes to the accounts of four editors of the Shebab News Agency, and three employees from Quds News Network. One of the editors of the Shebab News Agency still can not to his or her account, reports Al Jazeera.

Facebook reports across the Electronic Intifada that it is a mistake, and has apologized: “Our team processes millions of messages per week, and sometimes we are at the wrong end.”

According to the employees of the two companies, the blocking of the accounts, however, with a recent cooperation between Israel and Facebook to send messages that are calls for violence in the wake of a series Palestinian attacks on Israel.

According to the critics, those agreements, however, also used to make anti-israel noises to censor, and not only bericten that calls for violence.


Facebook is the last months or more often under fire because it is not always impartial. The social network would be under more biased in what news articles as ‘trending’ will be highlighted, making conservative accounting less prominently comes to the fore.

The social network then the way in which news articles as well as trending to be marked modified.

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