Monday, April 4, 2011

$1B Suit Against Facebook for Page Promoting Violence Against Israel, Jews

AFP reported, "Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have been hit with a lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion in damages over a page on the social network which called for a 'Third Intifada' against Israel." Plaintiff Larry Klayman, a Jew and founder of political-based group Freedom Watch said Facebook "showed 'negligence' by not quickly responding to appeals to remove the page." Facebook "said the page was initially tolerated because it 'began as a call for peaceful protest' but direct calls for violence began appearing and the page was removed for violating Facebook's policies."

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reported the page, which was "was 'liked' by more than 350,000 users," featured "a call to kill Jews and talk of liberating Jerusalem through violence," according to the lawsuit. ZDNet reported the lawsuit alleges Facebook's delay in removing the page was "was an effort by Facebook and Zuckerberg to increase the social network's net worth based on viewership and use." The page was removed on Tuesday.

No comments: