A Palestinian Center documented 178 violations of Palestinian pages and accounts on social media platforms, last June.
The Sada Social Youth Center said in a report, yesterday, Sunday, that it had monitored “178 violations against Palestinian accounts during June, and they were distributed on most social media platforms.”
According to the report, the Twitter platform had the largest share of these violations. More than 93 accounts of Palestinian activists who participated in campaigns about boycotts against Israel or related to Palestine were suspended.
He added that “74 violations were documented on the Facebook platform, ranging from completely deleting pages, banning from live broadcasts, or banning for several days.”
Nine violations were also documented on the Instagram platform, one violation via YouTube, and another via Tik Tok, according to the report.
According to the report, the targeting of social media platforms by accounts of journalists or broadcast pages of satellite stations represented “more than 65% of all violations of Palestinian digital content.”
The Palestinian Center stated that it conducted a survey of 30 Palestinian media agencies, “which showed the exposure of all these institutions to various digital violations, ranging from restricting content, deleting publications, reports, or banning.”
And he considered that this “represents a clear violation of all international conventions, and heralds another digital year of deletion and restriction of Palestinian content and narrative.”
It is worth noting that the Echo Social Center is a Palestinian youth initiative that was established in 2017, dealing with social media administrations in an attempt to do justice to Palestinian content and documenting violations against this content.
During the year 2020, the youth initiative documented 1,200 violations of Palestinian digital content on social networks.
In 2018, the Israeli Ministry of Justice announced that the Facebook administration responded in 2017 to about 85% of Israel’s requests to remove, block and provide data on Palestinian content on the site.