Facebook Sued For $1 Billion For Intifada Page

Remember that evil Intifada page on Facebook calling for violence against and death to Jews? Intifada refers to a Palestinian uprising against Israel.
Can you imagine Facebook ever allowing a page calling for violence against the Left’s political sacred cows — Muslims, blacks, illegal immigrants, women, or gays?
Facebook finally took down the Intifada page after people complained. Now, Facebook is being sued for $1 billion by Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch. I hope Klayman wins.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports today, April 3, 2011:

Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are being sued for more than
$1billion over a page that was on the social networking site that called for
violence against Jews. The page, entitled Third Palestinian Intifada, had more than 340,000 ‘likes’ for its proposed May 15 uprising when it was removed earlier in the week.
The suit was filed by American attorney Larry Klayman in the D.C. Superior Court on Thursday. He is also the founder of the conservative public interest group Judicial Watch.
In the lawsuit Mr Klayman describes himself as “an American citizen of Jewish origin” who is “active in all matters concerning the security of Israel and its
people.” He alleges that Facebook did not take down the page that called for a intifada quick enough, keeping it up in order to ‘further their revenues and the net worth of the company.’
The page was removed by the company on March 29, several days after various people complained, including Israeli Public Diplomacy minister Yuli Edelstein and the Anti-Defamation League. A Facebook spokesman said that the claims were ‘without merit,’ adding that ‘we will fight it vigorously.’

To read the rest of the Daily Mail article, CLICK HERE.
Facebook shouldn’t even have allowed the Intifida page to be created in the first place. Rule No. 7 under “Safety” of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities states: “You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.”
Despite numerous reports to the site that the Intifada page violated Facebook’s own Terms of Service – including a direct appeal by Israeli Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli Edelstein and the Anti-Defamation League in New York — Facebook initially declined to remove the page with the lame justification that it “began as a call for peaceful protest.”
Some corporations only listen when a lot of money is at stake. Maybe now that it’s hit with a $1 billion lawsuit, Facebook finally will actually enforce its own stated policy!

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9 years ago

Bravo, for Klayman on this one! I hope he follows through!

9 years ago

go for it Mr.Klayman-this was so wrong. Then again obama and Zuckerberg are really close. Mr.Klayman up the anti-

Candance Moore
Candance Moore
9 years ago

I was on Facebook’s side until I learned it initially justified keeping the page up. Common sense says anything with “intifada” in the title is violent, no matter how many denials come with it.

Candance Moore
Candance Moore
9 years ago

PS – I encourage everyone to read the rest of the original article. Facebook’s conduct is infuriating.

9 years ago

Good for this man, I hope he wins.