Meta has said it will expand its hate speech policy to cover more uses of the word "Zionist" when applied to Jews or Israelis on its platform.

We will now remove messages targeting 'Zionists' in several areas where our investigation has shown that the term tends to be used to refer to Jews and Israelis, with dehumanising comparisons, calls to harm, or denials of existence," the company said in a press release on Tuesday.

In December, Human Rights Watch said that Meta was guilty of “systemic censorship of Palestine content” during Israel's war on Gaza.

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[-] chrash0@lemmy.world 57 points 4 days ago

most Zionists i’ve met are white Protestants, and most Jews i’ve met aren’t Zionists…

[-] rottingleaf@lemmy.zip 11 points 4 days ago

Most Zionist Jews I've met have become interested in their identity only because of Israel. Thoroughly assimilated before that. Not even one or two family Yiddish phrases for fitting situations (like az okh n vey or something).

Usually carriers of their home's typical understanding of nationalism, only adapted for Israel. Cause at home it's kinda frowned upon usually, while for Israel it's something different, "allowed", and they get to feel themselves better, of some different blood.

[-] Mrkawfee@lemmy.world 61 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

Zionists: It's anti Semitic to say Zionists control social media.

Also Zionists: from now on you're not allowed to criticize us on social media.

[-] bazus1@lemmy.world 36 points 4 days ago

Headline next week: Meta has said it will expand its hate speech policy to cover more uses of the word “Nazi” when applied to white males on its platform.

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[-] jprice@kbin.run 24 points 4 days ago

If you’ve ever had Passover with a Zionist and they bring up politics, you then realize how terrible people they are. Psychos some of them.

[-] Lionheadbud@lemmy.world 9 points 4 days ago

Passover is a weird thing. The "angel of death" slaughtered Egyptian children over night and for some reason needed marks to be placed over the doors of Jewish houses.

I have my doubts about whether it was really a supernatural event

[-] demonsword@lemmy.world 5 points 3 days ago

I have my doubts about whether it was really a supernatural event

don't worry, it's just a fairy tale

[-] kandoh@reddthat.com 15 points 4 days ago

You know, now that we're talking about it — I've always had my doubts that Noah collected two of every animal.

[-] nyar@lemmy.world 7 points 4 days ago

Good news: it didn't happen at all!

[-] prole@sh.itjust.works 4 points 4 days ago

Well considering it never happened, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

[-] Mrkawfee@lemmy.world 2 points 4 days ago

Given how eagerly the Israelis have been murdering children I seriously doubt they needed the angel of death to do the dirty work.

[-] Linkerbaan@lemmy.world 23 points 4 days ago

Conflating Jews and Zionists is obligatory for Mark "Donated $125.000 to Zaka" Zuckerberg.

Also denial of the existence of israel is now forbidden in Germany and on Meta platforms. Free speech btw.

[-] MajinBlayze@lemmy.world 4 points 4 days ago

Denial of Israel as in saying it doesn't exist, or that it shouldn't?

[-] Linkerbaan@lemmy.world 4 points 4 days ago
[-] MajinBlayze@lemmy.world 4 points 4 days ago

Pretending the state of Israel isn't a form of regional power doesn't make it go away.

Don't get me wrong, Israel has shown time and again that it does not deserve that power and must be dismantled. But that doesn't sound like what the law is talking about.

Maybe I'm being overly pedantic about the language in use

[-] Linkerbaan@lemmy.world 6 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

To be clear I'm talking about the government form of one single state and calling it Palestine, Not booting out everyone living there.

Israel could be recognized as a country. In fact Palestinians have presented a two state solution for mutual recognition. If israel accepts it, it will become a country. Even Hamas has said to be open to this

Palestinians have the right to recognize israel as a country as they have stolen their land. We do not have that right. Lucky for israel if they aren't super Nazis looking to expand their Lebensraum, they can agree to that two state solution right now.

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[-] EnderMB@lemmy.world 13 points 4 days ago

Lol have you ever tried to report abuse on Facebook or Instagram?

They won't do shit about obvious racist abuse or hate speech. Let them define what they want, they will do what they always do - nothing.

[-] Linkerbaan@lemmy.world 2 points 3 days ago

Their algorithm appears to work on bots only which auto crawl content for words.

When it comes to media they do remove some material there are a few articles of people working in a meta moderation centers with traumas from what they have seen posted.

[-] ICastFist@programming.dev 10 points 4 days ago

Meanwhile, scamming on instagram is totally OK, because they pay for ad space!

[-] StaySquared@lemmy.world 14 points 4 days ago

So... hate speech toward a political ideology? Are they going to do the same for the other political ideologies?

[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 1 points 4 days ago

It is specifically not that. It's about people misusing the term "Zionists" to refer to Jews, which is also a thing that happens.

The complete statement is here if you want to see it. The posted article does a pretty poor job explaining it.

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[-] rottingleaf@lemmy.zip 3 points 3 days ago

If only all these companies were so eager to censor Azeri posts calling Armenia "Western Azerbaijan", doing genocide denial or right away calls to murder.

But "dehumanizing" group murdering people in droves right now is bad, because it may or may not intersect with an ethno-cultural group.

It won't be too long till Hezbollah are my heroes. I may even become more tolerant to Marxism at some point ; one Marxist sci-fi book, which seemed either naive or hidden critique of USSR itself, now seems to be a pretty good description of our world.

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[-] werefreeatlast@lemmy.world 3 points 4 days ago

As a person who doesn't know and has to Google what a Zioni....

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