Facebook and Twitter have deleted thousands of posts, pages and accounts in response to demands from the Israeli ministry of justice, Quds Press.
Israeli Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, told Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth: “We succeeded to achieve our goals as around 70 per cent of our demands [to delete Facebook and Twitter content] were fulfilled”.
She added: “We succeeded to delete incitement contents calling for death and violence across the internet.” She further claimed that “that there is a direct relationship between internet incitement and violence in Israel”.
Under Israeli pressure, Facebook and Twitter delete large amounts of Palestinian content https://t.co/IhYg91t9Zl
— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) June 9, 2016
During a meeting she held three-days ago she reiterated Israel’s “cooperation with Facebook, Twitter and google regarding the violent electronic Palestinian incitement”.
It is not uncommon for Israel to use control social media and freedom of expression as a means of controlling viewpoints from being expressed globally.