Facebook deletes Hezbollah, Al-Manar TV pages for ‘inciting violence’
Beirut - Facebook pages created by Al-Manar television station have been removed from the site, after a decision by the social networking website to halt activity connected with Hezbollah after their appearance on the State Department’s list of terror organizations.
“Under our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities we do not allow content that ‘incites violence,’” said Frederic Wolens, a Facebook spokesperson. “And to help keep our site safe, we use the State Department List of Foreign Terror Organizations to help make determinations of which groups may be involved in the promotion of violence. Due to Hezbollah’s appearance on the list, they have been removed from the site.”
Wolens said this extended to Al-Manar, whose official page was not accessible Thursday. A Hezbollah community page was also down, although a spokesperson for the party said the group has never had an official page.