Saturday, July 2, 2016

Israel's Minister of Internal Security Calls Facebook A 'Monster'

Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden, Colorado, United States July 28, 2015. REUTERS/RICK WILKING/FILE PHOTO

Reuters: Israeli minister says Facebook a 'monster', hindering security

Israel's Minister of Internal Security on Saturday accused Facebook (FB.O) and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, of not doing enough to prevent incitement against Israel and said the social network was "sabotaging" Israeli police work.

Israel has in the past said Facebook is used to encourage attacks and the government is drafting legislation to enable it to order Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media to remove online postings it deems incite terrorism. [L8N19C1NE]

But the comments made by Gilad Erdan, a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition that oversees law enforcement, were particularly biting.

He said Zuckerberg was responsible for Facebook policy and called on "the citizens of Israel to flood him in every possible place with the demand to monitor the platform he established and from which he earns billions".

A spokesman for Facebook in Israel said the company was not commenting on the minister's assertions.

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WNU Editor: If he was not a gun control advocate .... Mark Zukerberg could then make the following defense .... social media does not kill people, people do.

More News On Israel's Minister of Internal Security Calling Facebook A 'Monster'

Minister: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg have blood on their hands -- Arutz Sheva
Israel: Facebook’s Zuckerberg has blood of slain Israeli teen on his hands -- Times of Israel
Erdan blames Facebook for aiding recent murders -- Jerusalem Post
Israeli Minister Slams Facebook: 'Terror Victims' Blood Is on Zuckerberg's Hands' -- Haaretz
Israeli minister links 'monster' Facebook to spread of Islamist terror -- i24news

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