Facebook says calling for death to Israel isn’t hate speech because it’s a country

One of four Facebook pages found if you search on FB for “Death to Israel”. This one is here.  Of course this does include searches for entries on other pages that express the same opinion.

On Monday, I reported that Facebook users complaining about a page calling for death to Jews were told that it didn’t violate the social network’s “community standards.” That page was subsequently removed, but readers have passed along links to additional Facebook pages calling for some variation of death to Israel or Zionists.

Matt Steinfeld, a spokesman for Facebook, explained that pages calling for death to Israel do not automatically cross over into what is considered hate speech under the social network’s media standards.

“Language attacking a country is not considered hate speech in our community standards,” Steinfeld wrote in an email…

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