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Company Response

19 Feb 2019


Facebook's response to 'Connection Interrupted: Israel’s Control of the Palestinian ICT Infrastructure and Its Impact on Digital Rights' report

Facebook is committed to giving people around the world voice and the power to build community. Content on Facebook in Israel and Palestine is subject to the same Community Standards that govern our platform globally. Whenever we become aware of content that violates our Community Standards—whether through reports from people who use Facebook, NGOs, or governments—we remove it. 

We also sometimes receive reports from governments about content they believe violates the law. If this content does not violate our policies, we follow a consistent global process that includes careful legal review to confirm whether the report is valid as well as robust human rights due diligence. If we do take action on the basis of local law, we restrict the content only in the jurisdiction where it has been reported as illegal, notify the person who posted the content, and include the restriction in our bi-annual Transparency Report. As noted in our Transparency Report, we consider Israel and Palestine as distinct jurisdictions for the purpose of government requests.