How to deal with Facebook’s anti-Semitism
By Mark Berman The Post StaffMarch 24, 2019 12:25:22After months of backlash over the social media company’s decision to ban the group “A Voice for Men” for its use of the word “rape,” the group has begun to find a new home on Facebook.
It has now received more than 2 million views and more than 5 million shares, making it the most-shared pro-rape story on Facebook, according to the site.
Facebook has banned A Voice for Women for using the word rape in the video clip posted on the site on Wednesday.
In the video, A Voice For Men’s founder Jack Donovan talks about how he has become a victim of anti-Semitic abuse on the Internet and how he is trying to fight back.
The clip includes Donovan’s voice over the voices of a number of pro-Israel activists, including Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, a rabbi in Washington, D.C., and Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblum, a lawyer in Jerusalem.
The video is the latest in a series of anti/anti-Semitic videos to appear on Facebook over the past few weeks.
The video includes an expletive-laden discussion about how the Jewish state, which was founded on rape, is “on the brink of extinction.”
It ends with a quote from a young anti-Semite, who says that “the Jewish state will be destroyed” if it does not “stop the rape of Jews.”
The clip is among a number posted by pro-Trump activists and anti-Muslim activists on the platform that have drawn the ire of many of the same people who called for the group’s removal.
Facebook said in a statement on Thursday that the video was removed for violating the site’s terms of service, but that it had since restored it to the group.
It said that it has removed the video “in line with our community standards.”
The statement said that the organization is “actively working to address the issues that have arisen in the wake of the post.”
Facebook said that “it’s been a difficult process for A Voice of Men and we’ve learned a lot from it.”
“We’ve learned that there are some people on Facebook who feel like the platform doesn’t do enough to fight against hate,” it added.
The Facebook statement said the group was not targeted by Facebook because of its politics or its views on social issues.
Facebook has not said how many times A Voice has been removed or why.
It said that Facebook has a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech and that it takes such actions against individuals who engage in the abuse of others.
It also said that its team “has made great progress” in addressing the issue.
“We continue to work to make sure that people are safe when sharing on Facebook,” it said.
The group has been a target of anti and pro-Semitic harassment on the social network.
A Voice Against the Islamization of the West, a far-right group that advocates for Israel’s destruction, posted videos in January showing Donovan, who has Jewish ancestry, reading a post from a pro-Israeli website that said he had “no problem” with the group, adding that “all Jews are bad.”
A Voice Against Islamophobia posted videos online of Donovan speaking with members of the Anti-Defamation League about the group in March.
In May, Donovan wrote on his blog that he was working on a video for a film called “No One Lives Forever” that would include the group and “explain why anti-semitism is not just an American problem but a global one.”
The group said it was going to publish an essay that would make a similar case.