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'Systemic censorship of Palestine content' on Facebook, Instagram: HRW

In a new report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Meta, which runs Instagram and Facebook is systematically censoring content about Palestine on their social networks. 

The 51-page report, “Meta’s Broken Promises: Systemic Censorship of Palestine Content on Instagram and Facebook,” released on Thursday by HRW "documents a pattern of undue removal and suppression of protected speech including peaceful expression in support of Palestine and public debate about Palestinian human rights.

“Meta’s censorship of content in support of Palestine adds insult to injury at a time of unspeakable atrocities and repression already stifling Palestinians’ expression,” said Deborah Brown, acting associate technology and human rights director at HRW.

“Social media is an essential platform for people to bear witness and speak out against abuses while Meta’s censorship is furthering the erasure of Palestinians’ suffering,” added Brown.