Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has accused Facebook of being partly responsible for terrorist attacks, including the killing of a 13-year old girl while she slept last Thursday.
He stated that Facebook does not block posts inciting violence .
“Facebook has turned into a monster. The younger generation in the Palestinian Authority runs its entire discourse of incitement and lies and finally goes out to commit murderous acts on Facebook’s platform.”
Erdan and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said they would are pressing for legislation to prohibit offensive content from the social networks. The ministers said the law would require blocking terror-related and other banned posts that immediately endanger the state, public or a person.
Facebook says it works regularly with safety organizations and there is no place for content encouraging violence, direct threats, terror or hatred on our platform. In the U.S. Congress is examining the matter as it relates to social media generally and whether there should be restrictions engrafted by law instead of corporate policies.
Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers