By Ariyana Love
Pro-Palestine activists have launched several Twitter campaigns calling for the boycott of Facebook for two hours every day, from 8 to 10 pm, local Jerusalem time.
The campaign is in response to Facebook removing several pages supporting Palestine and legitimate resistance activities against the terrorism of the illegal Zionist military occupation of Palestine.
The Facebook administration has consistently censored posts and blocked pro-Palestine activists. I myself have had my primary Facebook account blocked for an entire month at a time, more times then I can count and for a single post!
Recently, Facebook has gone a step further and entirely removed a large number of pages belonging to Pro-Palestinian human rights activists and the Hamas Movement.
#FBCensorsPalestine is trending now on Twitter due to activists condemning the Facebook blocking policy against pro-Palestinian pages.
Activists Call for Action:
ATTENTION FREE PALESTINE FRIENDS!
In response to the recent attacks on our movement and several prominent online activists being shut down, we are now being threatened with extreme censorship. We are forming a counter action and will continue to find ways to protest and counteract on this violation of free speech. We are shutting down EVERY DAY for for two hours. No posting at all. Facebook will lose millions of us if we do this together. They will notice, they like our business. Social Media is a powerful tool and we are here to stay. The fact that they are trying so hard to shut us up speaks volumes. The more they try to silence us the louder we become and the more people will join us. These desperate attempts to keep us quiet about the ugly truth of apartheid Israel won’t work. Your dirty little secret is out. A lie can only live so long, the light and truth eventually rise to the surface. In solidarity �#FBCensorsPalestine
**TIMES FOR SHUTDOWN:
Everyday 2 hours Jerusalem time 8 pm- 10 pm
London UK time 6 pm- 8 pm
EST (east coast USA) 1 pm- 3 pm
Central time (USA) 12 pm- 2 pm
Pacific time (west coast USA) 10 am- 12pm
Mountain time 11 am – 1 pm
PLEASE CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE PHOTO TO THIS ONE BELOW:
UPDATE (Sept. 27th): A successful social media campaign was launched yesterday, calling for the boycott of Facebook two hours every day, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm (Jerusalem time), resulting in Facebook issuing an apology for removing Quds and Shehab news agencies and reinstating their accounts.