Facebook has been sued by two news agencies, a Palestinian data rights activist group and a translator due to the censorship policy of company. Their complaints cite incidents in which the company allegedly censored their content and shut down their accounts in violation of the company’s own policies.
The complaint, which consists of 14 pages, was sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and offers the company 21 days to explain its stance on why posts and accounts were taken down until further action, including the possible legal proceeding.
In the letter, the complainants express their concern over the discriminatory and prejudiced censorship of the social media company over the Palestine-Israel dispute. The letter states,
“The common issue raised is that those with affiliations to Palestine are being censored or curtailed in their access to the Facebook platform in an unjustifiable manner.”