A number of social media pioneers in the Arab world called for a campaign to boycott and close platforms Meta company Owner of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for 24 hours.
The invitation came in objection to the company’s policy against the Palestinian issue and the events taking place in Gaza.
Since the first days of the operation Al-Aqsa flood Which I launched Izz al-Din al-Qassam BrigadesThe military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitationMeta Company announced the deletion of 795,000 posts in Arabic and Hebrew, most of which were supportive of the Palestinian cause, according to activists.
Meta also closed or suspended the Instagram accounts of many supporters of the Palestinian cause, and photographers and activists from Gaza also complained about the repeated closure of their accounts.
One of the most famous of these accounts is the “Eye on Palestine” account, which was followed by more than 6 million followers, and highlights the daily events taking place in Gaza since the start of the aggression against the Strip.
It is considered one of the most important and most followed Palestinian news accounts on the Instagram platform.
Eye on Palestine Instagram account (social networking sites)
Meta commented on the closure of this account by saying, “Our security employees discovered a possible hacking attempt into pro-Palestinian accounts with millions of followers, and they closed the accounts while trying to reach the account owners.”
The management of the “Eye on Palestine” account announced the restoration of its account on Instagram, saying, “We are back to you again. Eye on Palestine brings you the sound and image that the official media does not show. We defend our people and their legitimate rights guaranteed by heavenly laws and even international laws by revealing the truth that is not shown.” Covered by the sun.
She added, “We have seen your beautiful interaction and your posts asking about us, and we would like to clarify some important matters, including that the closure of the page came as a result of the continuous reports the page is exposed to and some technical problems that we worked hard to solve during the past days. The return of the page was due to the efforts of the work team and continuous communication.” “Directly with Meta. We do not have any other accounts except the alternative account, which we have disabled in order to preserve the integrity of the page.”
The page administration indicated that it had disabled its Facebook page due to the continuous deletion of posts.
On the other hand, the pioneers of social media platforms considered that Meta Company was applying double standards in the Palestinian issue, and that it was trying to restrict content related to Gaza and the Israeli bombing it was subjected to, in exchange for not restricting any Israeli content, as they put it.
Instagram also apologized last week for adding the word “terrorist” to some Palestinian users’ profiles, which it said was caused by an error in automatic translation.
Other pioneers confirmed that boycotting Meta platforms for 24 hours would cause the company huge losses, and some also called for the creation of an Arabic platform that supports Arabic content and the Palestinian issue in particular.
On the occasion of the posts about the boycott of Facebook, Instagram and Meta
It’s been two weeks since I want to take the step and I don’t know how to answer you and make the topic a trend.
But in general, when the Internet is disconnected from the world for about 3 years, about two or three hours, this causes huge losses for Mark.
Especially if someone spends a lot of time on Facebook, like me
– 𓂆🇵🇸 (@far7a_mo7ammed_) October 30, 2023
According to my information, a Gulf country began some time ago to study a project to create an independent platform to liberate itself from the feudalism of Facebook, YouTube, Google, and the rest of the platforms and search engines that have begun to impose a selective and biased policy against Arabs and Muslims on many issues.
I really hope for the birth of such a project, especially since China preceded the Arabs in it and succeeded
– Othman Al-Mukhtar (@othmanmhmmadr) October 28, 2023