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Facebook Closed Khaled Abu Toameh's Account

by Rhonda Spivak, Jan 15, 2012

Camera has reported that facebook closed the account of Jerusalem Post journalist Khaled Abu Toameh 's Facebook . Abu Toameh ahd reported that he had been bombarded with hate mail adn threats apparently in response to complaints concerning articles he posted, including "The Palestinian Authority's Inconvenient Truths," as well as an article about Jordanian le criticizing corruption in that country.

Abu Toameh told Camera "In the past few days I have been bombarded with dozens of hate and threat messages because of the these postings and articles. Some anti-Israel folks in the UK are now publishing my photo with a Star of David on my forehead."

 

 

Abu Toameh told the Commentator on Tuesday, “All I have done recently is share some articles which have been in the Jordanian press (in Arabic) about corruption. I am for transparency, against corruption, and yet they ban my account and continue to allow the leader of Hamas to have an account. I am not in favor of terrorism like he is. This is an attempt to silence me. To do this to a journalist is very bad.”

The Commentator reported that Facebook removed his account following complaints from the Palestinian Authority and Jordanian security authorities about his articles dealing with corruption.

Facebook sent the following pro-forma e-mail to Abu Toameh yesterday evening: “You posted an item that violated our Terms of Use, and this item has been removed. Among other things, content that is hateful, threatening, or obscene is not allowed, nor is content that attacks an individual or group. Continued misuse of Facebook’s features could result in your account being disabled.”

On Jan 15, Camera updated its report to note that "Abu Toameh's account had been reactivated but his posts about PA corruption have been deleted."

 

http://blog.camera.org/archives/2013/01/facebook_closes_khaled_abu_toa.html

 
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