Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Facebook says blood libel isn't a violation of community standards

Last week I reported that a director at Gaza's Ministry of Education had written an essay "proving" that Jews use the blood of gentiles in their Passover matzoh.

The writer, Dr. Nasser Al-Yafawi, also posted the essay on his Facebook page. So I reported it to Facebook, because things don't get more antisemitic than this.

Here was Facebook's response:

Apparently, Facebook thinks that Jews saying that the blood libel is a lie is an adequate response to educate people.

It is as if a Facebook user would falsely accuse someone else of being a rapist and Facebook telling the accused that they are free to write that they are innocent, and let the marketplace of ideas figure out who is telling the truth. 

There is a reason it is called a "blood libel." But apparently libel is not a violation of Facebook community standards.

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