Sen. Elizabeth Warren Attacks Zuckerberg’s Censorship of Pro-Hamas Messages

Dec 22, 2023 | Political News

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) last week shared with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg her “concerns regarding recent reports that Meta is suppressing Palestinian and Palestinian-related content on Instagram.”

According to Warren, “Over 90 human rights and civil society organizations have raised alarm about Meta’s reported suppression, filtering, and mistranslation of Palestine-related content over the past two months, calling on the company to provide additional transparency as to content moderation and to address discriminatory algorithmic design.”

Despite our natural suspicion of the senator’s views and motives, this may be a good place to point out the harassment that has been endured over the years by right-wing Israeli users under Facebook’s biased policies.

In March 2022, then-only MK Itamar Ben-Gvir filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that the social network was “deliberately harming his exposure for political reasons.” According to Ben-Gvir, since he started his battle demanding safety for the Jewish residents of the Shimon Hatzadik (Sheikh Jarrah) neighborhood in Jerusalem, Facebook had reduced the exposure of his posts.