Monday, 12 January 2009

Facebook Join Censorship Over Gaza

Overnight I recieved the following message on Facebook from Abbas Goya creator of the Group A note from Jerusalem -- We need to STOP Israeli assualt NOW!! It looks as if along with the MSM Facebook is trying to hide the world from the facts of what is going on in Gaza at the behest of Israel.

Warning if you follow on the link below you may find it disturbing. However I make no apology for that, this is the reality of what is going on. This is why the assault on Gaza must stop now and not be allowed to escalate further.

"Facebook has issued a warning to me relevant to our cause. You might be
interested to know.

"I uploaded and posted a news video clip on my wall, a clip produced by
Reuters - found @ - displaying the hospital crew taking care of injured children in Gaza. The length of
video was 45 seconds and I appropriately called it "Gaza in 45 seconds".
Facebook considers it a " hateful, threatening, graphic, or that attack an
individual or group", has sent me the following warning asking me to approve
the warning. I request to either provide specific proof as to Facebook
accusing warning OR remove the warning and reinstate the video clip.

"If you too agree that the warning is unjust object it by
sending an email to "Facebook"

"Facebook warning:

"You uploaded a video that was reported for violating Facebook's Terms of
Use. After reviewing the video, we have decided to remove it. Facebook removes
reported videos that are hateful, threatening, graphic, or that attack an
individual or group. We also remove videos that are not of a personal nature,
meaning they were not created by and do not feature either you or your friends.
Continued misuse of Facebook's features could result in your account being

"If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit our FAQ page at acknowledge I
have read this information."

1 comment:

  1. Wait, let's get this straight. Facebook allows user generated content, but has a content policy. As it's impossible for them to police everything, they have a 'report this as' button, which allows users to report stuff.

    If someone reports your stuff, they tell you and ask you to respond.

    In the meantime, nothing happens. This is censorship in what way, exactly?