Israeli Approves New Facebook Law Stopping Web Incitement
Dec 27, 2016 07:40 AM EST
It is a known fact that nowadays social media has integrated part of our life. We do share a lot of things in our daily life on various social media like Facebook and twitter. But the bad thing is there are some provocating posts are on the Facebook too. To make the thing much worse there are some posts which can provocate terrorism and murders and in some countries like Israel, such kind of posts are more than the other countries.
Therefore, to get the things back on track Israeli courts has demanded that social media sites like Facebook should remove such posts which can be marked as an incitement. The new law would give Israel such tools that will help to remove such posts which can be liable to terrorism and murders. The public security minister Gilad Erdan has confirmed that the bill has already approved by the Israeli Ministerial Committee.
As per the September meeting, Facebook agreed to form joint teams which will deal with the web incitement. But still, the justice minister of Israel Ayelet Shaked is pushing the issue along with Erdan. The Israeli Ministerial Committee has also announced that the government will take strong measures against web incitement but they have not talked about what kind of measures are going to be taken.
So far, different lawyers have brought a good amount of allegations against Facebook regarding the web incitement. It is alleged that a Palestinian militant group Hamas has used the platform to plot different attacks which resulted in the death of four Americans. At the same time, the public security minister has accused Facebook of some other deaths too which were caused by the provocating contents in Facebook. Therefore, it can be expected that the Facebook will take aggressive measures against the web incitement and will remove them with immediate effect.