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.
"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.