No Palestinians Please

No Palestinians Please

by
Abby Zimet

Despite its much-touted claim to foster empathy and trust through better communication, Facebook has blocked an attempt by Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet
to create a Facebook page, apparently because the word "Palestinian" is
deemed "abusive" and thus violates page guidelines. A move to create a
Nazi and al-Qaeda page met a similar fate. Does this mean Facebook sees
them as comparable? Intentional or inadvertent, 12 million people
object.

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