Did Facebook block pro-Israel posts?

Monday, November 19, 2012
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Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

Founders of a Christian ministry allege the social media giant Facebook blocked pro-Israel posts last Friday afternoon.

Founders of "Unite the USA," Carrie and Stacie Stoelting, have about 20,000 followers on various Christian and patriotic Facebook pages. They report the alleged censorship happened as rockets launched from Gaza attacking the Jewish state.

At first glance, Stacie Stoelting thought the missing posts might have been a technical error.

Stoelting

"Posts that were very staunchly pro-Israel would appear in the news feed but not on the wall, not on the timeline," she explains to OneNewsNow. "The posts that were unrelated to Israel appeared in the news feed and on the walls of individuals posting."

Stoelting, co-author of America, Arise!, says non-Israel related content items were posted without any hindrance, but other conservative Christians substantiated similar pro-Israel posts missing as well.

"We, of course, are aware of how we cannot give away an inch because then they'll take a mile -- that sort of mentality -- because it actually ignores us, it does no good," she shares. "So we're trying to let folks know that this has begun -- however mild at this time, it is present and we need to call them on it."

Last month Facebook officials admitted they wrongly removed an image posted by a group of retired Navy SEALS that condemned the Obama administration's failure to rescue Americans killed in the terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate.

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