Email Facebook: Don't add "Zionist" to your hate speech policy

UPDATE April 6th, 2021: We're hearing that Facebook is nearing closer to making a decision as soon as this week. It's time to turn up the heat. Email them NOW to demand: Do NOT add “Zionist” to your hate speech policies.


On February 24th, petitions with 54,000+ names were delivered to Facebook offices in 17 cities around the world with one simple message: Facebook, we need to talk — and you're not letting us.

We know that the Israeli government and some of its supporters are asking Facebook to add “Zionist” as a protected category in its hate speech policy — that is, to treat "Zionist" as a proxy for "Jew" or "Jewish.” We demand Facebook NOT move forward with this decision and instead, commit to protecting political debate, breaking down barriers between our communities online, and supporting Palestinian liberation.

Cooperating with the Israeli government's request would undermine efforts to dismantle antisemitism, deprive Palestinians of a crucial venue for expressing their political viewpoints to the world, and help the Israeli government avoid accountability for its violations of Palestinian human rights.

We need to make sure Facebook & Sheryl Sandberg receive our simple message: Don't erect barriers impeding users from connecting with each other. Facebook should refuse to cooperate with those who seek to build more walls to keep us apart.

Join us! Email Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Heads of Public Policy officers at Facebook offices across the world to tell them: Do NOT add “Zionist” to your hate speech policies.




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Email Facebook: Don't add "Zionist" to your hate speech policy

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