Facebook and Twitter have been shutting down Hamas-affiliated accounts in light of Israeli accusations that the terror organization uses the social media platforms to spread its message of hate and incitement, Ynet reports.
Although the social media giants have been removing Hamas-affiliated accounts for over a year, the trend has only started becoming noticeable over the last few months, Ynet adds.
Facebook closed down Hamas’s official page and later closed the “Shihab” page, which was affiliated with the Gaza terror group and had over a million followers. A new page was opened soon after and quickly garnered 5.5 million followers. Facebook hasn’t shut the page down thus far, despite the fact it features inciting content that calls for an escalation of the intifada and glorifies terrorists.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel