Israel demands Facebook to remove terrorist relating content 12,000 times a year

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by Ifi Reporter Category:Government Mar 10, 2018

The Science and Technology Committee held a discussion last week about the initiative of Knesset Member Revital Swaid following Facebook's proposal to social network users to add a picture of a terrorist to their profile picture. Swede's demand came after it was announced last month that the social network Facebook offered its users to add to the profile picture the picture of terrorist Ahmed Jarar who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in cold blood.
 Uri Maklev, chairman of the committee, opened the discussion by saying that Facebook is responsible for what is being done in its pages, and this responsibility requires it to do everything to prevent such a reality. and to remove problematic content as described by MK Swede.
 The initiator of the discussion, MK Revital Swaid, said at the beginning of her remarks that Facebook did not send a representative to the committee to explain the problem that allowed users to use the terrorist's profile picture. "Facebook has an obligation to explain how the social network offered its users to publish pictures of a terrorist. I am working for Facebook to be obligated to monitor itself and remove terrorist content from the network."
 MK Anat Berko, said that this is an extremely important discussion because terrorism is very effective because of social networks in general and Facebook in particular, and in my research, it is found that in this issue of terrorism, the youth are only inspired by the social networks. Facebook has so many employees and representatives - no one can come to the committee and explain how to prevent it? "
 
Attorney Itai Gohar of the State Attorney's Office's Cyber ​​Department presented data on the State Attorney's Office's request to Facebook regarding the removal of problematic content, and said that the State Prosecutor's Office addresses an annual average of about 12,000 cases of problematic content that israel asks to be removed from Facebook social media pages. In fact it removes only 85% of what it is asked to do. He said that during periods of escalation in the security establishment, the content is removed by Facebook within a few hours, and in normal times it happens within 24 hours.
 Committee Chairman MK Uri Maklev read Facebook's response to the committee: "This is a user-generated framework using the Camera Effects platform, and all frames are reviewed and approved before they go live, but in this case human error has been made and the framework has been inadvertently approved. Know that more can be done, and we have invested a great deal to add more technological means alongside human expertise, along with deepening cooperation to fight globally on this issue."

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