(ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) Following Palestinian Media Watch's two major reports and a two-week public pressure campaign, Fatah's terror promoting Facebook page is closed as of this morning. PMW's campaign started in February this year when we released a detailed report about Fatah's Facebook page documenting its terror glorification and incitement to violence during 2018. The report showed that Fatah's content was in direct violation of Facebook's guidelines. Inexplicably, Facebook refused to close the page at that time.
PMW followed up with a new report released earlier this month, documenting the terror promoting content on Fatah's Facebook page during the first 6 months of 2019, which was likewise sent to Facebook. In addition, PMW also launched a public social media campaign with many partner organizations worldwide, developed by volunteers at ACT-IL, which was aimed at Facebook's directors, urging them to close down Fatah's page. The campaign included daily tweets and Facebook posts showing Fatah's terror promoting content on Facebook, and also included a public campaign through which individuals and organizations sent a pre-written letter of protest to Facebook. Thousands of ACT-IL activists from 74 countries and other PMW partner organizations sent thousands of emails to Facebook's policy directors, and made thousands of reports directly on the page through Facebook.