Facebook Turning to Israel for Help With Online Content?

Is the government of Israel going to have more say in what Facebook does and does not show? “Associated Press reports today from Jerusalem that ‘the Israeli government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.’ These meetings are taking place ‘as the government pushes ahead with legislative steps meant to force social networks to rein in content that Israel says incites violence.’ In other words, Israel is about to legislatively force Facebook to censor content deemed by Israeli officials to be improper, and Facebook appears eager to appease those threats by working directly with the Israeli government to determine what content should be censored.” Facebook obviously needs help with its content review procedures. I’m not sure a country’s government is the correct help.

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