Haaretz adds:

A Facebook spokesperson said of the meeting, “We came to listen and see if can be do better. We have zero tolerance for terrorism.”

Bloomberg reports: “Many of the Palestinians arrested after attacking Israelis in the past year said they were influenced by content on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other online platforms, according to a statement from Erdan and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.”

However, Greenwald points out, “it’s actually very common for Israelis to use Facebook to urge violence against Palestinians, including settlers urging ‘vengeance’ when there is an attack on an Israeli.”

Yet, he argues, deletion of such comments is unlikely. “Facebook is a private company, with a legal obligation to maximize profit, and so it will interpret very slippery concepts such as ‘hate speech’ and ‘inciting violence’ to please those who wield the greatest power.”

The news comes on the heels of Facebook being criticized for censoring posts containing the iconic 1972 photo of children, including a naked young girl, fleeing a napalm attack in Vietnam. Facebook book ultimately reversed its position, saying that it recognized “the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular moment in time.”

“Because of its status as an iconic image of historical importance,” Facebook said in its statement,” the value of permitting sharing outweighs the value of protecting the community by removal, so we have decided to reinstate the image on Facebook where we are aware it has been removed.”

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