Facebook’s Vice President Joel Kaplan traveled to Pakistan last July to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material. That endeavor had already started before Kaplan’s trip. In mid-February, traffic to Jihad Watch from Facebook dropped suddenly by 90% and has never recovered. We do not post any hateful or provocative material and neither incite nor approve of violence, but Facebook is acting as judge, jury and executioner in all this. There is no appeal and no recourse.
Videos glorifying jihad violence and calling for more, however, are apparently just fine with Facebook.
“Facebook let a terror suspect, 31, ‘post ISIS videos glorifying executions and violence just because he repeatedly asked the site to reactivate his page’, court hears,” by Alexander Robertson, Mailonline, January 22, 2018:
A terror suspect was allowed to post ISIS videos on Facebook after repeatedly persuading the website to re-enable his account, a court has heard.
Abdulrahman Alcharbati, 31, is accused of posted several propaganda videos, including those of executions and children being brainwashed to fight.
One clip encouraged attacks against Westerners and urged jihadists ‘wack them with a rock, cut his throat with a knife or crush him with a car’.
Newcastle Crown Court heard that the posts were taken down by Facebook administrators for breaching user guidelines.
However they were regularly reinstated after Alcharbati ‘persuaded Facebook to re-enable his account and carried on posting the same material’.
When the 31-year-old was arrested at his home in Sunderland in May, he told officials that he was ‘just posting the news’….
A trained civil engineer originally from Syria, he graduated from Sunderland University in 2016.
Alcharbati, who had worked for the firm Capita, made 110 references to martyrdom and ISIS from January 24 and February 26 last year.
He also had a copy of a manual titled ‘Easy Explosives’ on how to make improvised explosive devices and suicide bomb vests on his mobile phone.
The married father denies six counts of dissemination of a terrorist publication and one of possessing a document containing terrorist information.
Alcharbati, who has bipolar disorder, denied having extremist views and claimed he was discourage [sic] others….