Facebook Deems ‘Humans Of Jerusalem’ Unworthy
It seems every day we are confronted with a new instance of Facebook taking down a pro-Israel page.
The latest victim? A page called Humans of Jerusalem
Friends, I never tag random friends in my posts, and I’m only doing so because I need your help.
I am the latest in a series of attacks against pro-Israel pages. Earlier this week, I was mysteriously locked out of my personal profile, and tonight, I received notification that my page, Humans of Jerusalem, has been unpublished for an unspecified violation of Facebook’s terms. I’ve attempted to appeal it, but from what we’ve seen with Uri Silberman ‘s page, The Israel Network, the only way to get Facebook to take notice is to make noise. Guys, please reach out to any connections you have, share this on your profiles, post about it on your pages, let’s get my project back on the air, because this isn’t my own personal page. We’re all Humans of Jerusalem.
There was absolutely nothing hateful about the page – just showing real people of Jerusalem, in the mold of Humans of New York. For example:
Some stories don't need words. https://t.co/4Psnk4LKVx pic.twitter.com/RDSmEstqkr
— Humans of Jerusalem (@humansofjlem) June 26, 2016
Happy #FathersDay from Jerusalem!
— ©Simcha Elazar Jessel/Humans of Jerusalem https://t.co/SILWxxpaXj pic.twitter.com/jcRW4m2uHl
— Humans of Jerusalem (@humansofjlem) June 19, 2016
"I install air conditioning systems for a living, and people are always telling me I could… https://t.co/JsUm3RC3ss pic.twitter.com/YwDsOcS7sW
— Humans of Jerusalem (@humansofjlem) June 10, 2016
Apparently, this is something Facebook finds offensive.
To make matters worse, there is an impostor Humans of Jerusalem page – in Arabic – which is still up, even though it contains posts like this supporting terrorism.
Now I assume the original, peaceful Humans of Jerusalem page was taken down after swarms of anti-Israel folk reported it to Facebook. But Facebook did take it down (while leaving up hundreds of antisemitic, pro-terror pages), and informed the page owner it “didn’t follow one or more of the Facebook Pages Terms.” I would love to know which terms they supposedly contravened.
I am the last person in the world to believe in conspiracies but something is clearly very wrong over at Facebook.