Meta, Let Palestine Speak!
Last month, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) & 7amleh (The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media), along with 70 local, regional, and international partners issued a joint statement regarding BSR’s Human Rights Due Diligence report on Arabic and Hebrew content on Meta’s platforms (Facebook & Instagram).
For years, Palestinian voices and narratives have been systematically silenced and censored on Meta’s social media platforms. The independent report confirmed the company’s bias and over-enforcement of Palestinian content on Meta’s different platforms, as well as the under-enforcement of content moderation policies on hate speech and incitement of violence against Palestinians in Hebrew. Accordingly, the report issued a number of crucial recommendations.
Yesterday, AMP & 7amleh, along with local and international partners, launched a new campaign to call on Meta executives to commit to implementing the recommendations seriously and within a clear and specific timeframe!
Palestinians should be able to enjoy their fundamental rights without facing systematic discrimination on Meta’s platforms. The BSR report is a step in the right direction, but the report is meaningless if it is not followed up with meaningful action by Meta. We call on Meta to announce a detailed implementation timeline within 60 days.
Last but not least, for a comprehensive approach to ending the silencing and censoring of Palestinians on Meta’s platforms, we also stress our previous calls. Meta must provide full transparency on requests submitted by both the Israeli government and the Israeli Cyber Unit, including Meta's responses to these requests.
You can read more about our demands in our letter to Meta’s executives and take action by sending the letter here. It's time to end Meta's deliberate censorship of Palestinian content. Join the "Meta, Let Palestine Speak" campaign and take action today.