Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stop Antisemitism on Facebook

Guest Post from Emunah:

Antisemitism on Facebook is a serious problem.   While you are online,  take a moment  to report this egregiously hateful page. The truth About the Talmud 

Antisemitism on  Facebook

Antisemitism on Facebook
Its not difficult to report a page on Facebook.

Click on "it shouldn't be on Facebook" , continue, click on "Hate speech" , "Targets a religious group" continue, then check "Report to Facebook".

Reporting hateful pages and hateful posts is just a band aid on a gaping wound. What else can we do to encourage Facebook to enforce its community standards already in place?

Algemeiner reports:

A group called “Remove Hate From FB” said the online site has gone far in blocking pages denigrating other minority groups, but attacks against Jews are allowed to linger online.

“Why is Facebook routinely and automatically removing hate group pages which target African Americans and the Gay Community, but when it comes to hate group pages that target Jews, they seem to turn an anti-Semitic blind eye?” asks organizer Michael Mendelson.

Remove Hate From FB has called for an”offline” protest at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on October 14, at 10:00am.

If you are in the Bay Area and are also  appalled by Facebook's inaction on removing  hate speech from its pages,  consider showing up to this event.   Facebook has responded favorably to pressure in the past. 
Earlier this year, Matt Brownell reported

On Tuesday Facebook published a lengthy blog post acknowledging that it had failed to effectively remove hate speech on the site. It promised to work closely with activist groups to expedite complaints and increase accountability for users responsible for hate speech.The well-organized social media campaign, as well as increasing media attention, surely helped spur Facebook to action. But what really made a difference was that campaigners hit Facebook in the wallet by convincing businesses to pull their advertising from the site. The response from Facebook came shortly after two major advertisers, Nissan and Nationwide, suspended their Facebook campaigns.

It's a good lesson for any would-be activists: If you have a grievance against a company that relies on advertising, put pressure on the advertisers.
 That's our next step.


Facebook has spoken. They do not consider this hate speech, nor do they feel it violates their community standards.

"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 standard on hate speech."

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