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Facebook OKs, yanks page calling for death of Jews

Facebook OKs page advocating murder of Jews, pulls page after outcry.
Facebook OKs page advocating murder of Jews, pulls page after outcry.
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On Monday, the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein reported that Facebook pulled a page calling for the death of Jews. Initially, as is so often the case, the social media giant told Klein and many others the page, called "Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews (sic)," did not violate community standards. According to Twitchy, the page was eventually removed after "a collective effort on social media."

The page was initially started on July 25 and depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a vampire with blood on his chin as he feasts on a young child. It is unknown how many people liked the page before it was pulled.

Klein posted a screen capture of the message he received from Facebook: "We reviewed your report of Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews. Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards."

The page is not the only one advocating violence against Jews. Last Friday, Liberty Unyielding's J.E. Dyer reported that another Facebook page posted photos of French Jews so users can identify them for attack. The page, called "Jeunes Révolutionnaires Français," JRF, or "Young French Revolutionaries," posted the names and pictures of 32 Jews, at least one of whom was attacked by assailants with iron bars. That page has also been removed.

A Facebook event called "To kill Jews" was also established and is set to take place on Monday, July 28. That page was reported to Facebook, but the social media site has not responded as of this writing. The event was created by an individual who posted a photo of a sign reading, "God Bless Hitler."

For many months, Facebook has come under fire for its somewhat schizophrenic application of its community standards. As we have reported many times, Facebook has banned users for simply clicking like or saying "thank you" while allowing pages that advocate murder. Recently, Facebook removed a page critical of Islam over false charges of nudity and pornography. The site has also censored articles that mention Islam by falsely claiming they are "unsafe."

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