Israeli Ministers Approve ‘Facebook Bill’ Banning Terror-Supporting Content

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Social media providers may soon be required to remove terrorist content, after a bill to that effect passed a Ministerial Committee for Legislation vote Sunday.

The Removal of Terror-Inciting Content from Social Media bill – dubbed the “Facebook bill” – would empower courts to order companies like Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to remove posts that the authorities consider “a criminal endangerment to personal, public or national security.”

“At Facebook, nothing is more important than community safety and we work hard to keep people safe. We have zero tolerance for terrorists, praise for their acts and incitement to real-world violence. We work aggressively to remove it from our platform as soon as we become aware of it,” a representative of Facebook in Israel stated following the bill’s approval.

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