PMW welcomes Facebook’s limiting Fatah's page
After extensive PMW correspondence with Facebook about Fatah’s promotion of terror and glorification of violence on its official Facebook page, and following PMW campaigns against Fatah’s page and Facebook itself that informed and warned Facebook that they were supplying a platform for Fatah’s terror promotion, hate speech, and Antisemitism, Facebook finally took steps against Fatah.
In June Fatah's Facebook page was temporarily closed following three warnings by Facebook. This week Facebook took another significant step by canceling Fatah’s option to boost posts - i.e., posts that are promoted as ads.
The image above posted by Fatah shows a computer screen with Facebook open on it and a red “no” symbol over the page. Gold coins appear next to the screen.
Posted text: “As part of an ongoing campaign against Palestinian content
Facebook is stopping all the boosted posts of the official Fatah Facebook page”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 26, 2020]
Following PMW’s repeated exposure of Fatah terror promotion on its Facebook page and the disciplinary steps taken by Facebook, PMW can report there has been a drop in Fatah terror promotion and terror glorification in recent months on the Facebook page.
PMW welcomes Facebook’s steps against Fatah. PMW will continue monitoring Fatah’s posts to expose any terror promotion or Antisemitism and will notify Facebook of these and other violations as they occur. Should Fatah resume using Facebook as a platform to promote terror we will again demand that Facebook treat Fatah with the same standards it applies to other terror promotion and completely close the page.