Facebook Blocks Yair Netanyahu After He Calls For Revenge In Terror Attacks
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Facebook blocked the account of Yair Netanyahu after he shared content banned by the platform that called for avenging the deaths of Israelis killed in recent days by Palestinian terrorists.
Netanyahu, the son of the Israeli prime minister, also called Facebook “thought police” in a post criticizing the removal of previous content.
He reposted some of the offensive posts using screenshots, which circumvent the social media site’s controls.
Last week, Yair Netanyahu said in a post that the press, as well as left-wing NGOs and politicians, are “traitors,” and in another post suggested that all Muslims leave Israel. He has previously been criticized for his boorish social media posts.
This story "Facebook Blocks Yair Netanyahu After Calls For Revenge" was written by Marcy Oster.