Facebook has removed Palestine Action’s account, because it goes against its Community Standards. Palestine Action is the group that specialises in damaging and daubing paint on the buildings of companies of whom they disapprove.
Last week Palestine Action posted on Twitter a message from Facebook saying: “Your page has been unpublished. This is because Palestine Action goes against our community standards.”
Facebook had previously removed various individual videos posted by Palestine Action, showing their violent attacks on different properties, inciting others to join them.
Facebook’s action follows UKLFI’s letter to them, highlighting Palestine Action’s breaches of their Community Standards and requesting that the organisation’s Facebook page be removed.
Facebook’s community guidelines that are likely to have been breached by Palestine Action were:
Violence and Incitement “We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on Facebook….… we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence.”
Dangerous Individuals and Organizations “In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence to have a presence on Facebook. ..…We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities.”
Coordinating Harm and Publicizing Crime “In an effort to prevent and disrupt offline harm and copycat behavior, we prohibit people from facilitating, organizing, promoting, or admitting to certain criminal or harmful activities targeted at people, businesses, property or animals.”