A couple of months ago, I got a message that one of my cartoons, with the caption ‘Pelting Stones At Heavily Armed Tank = Terrorism, Dropping Bombs On Civilians = Self Defence’, was removed from facebook, I actually suspected it was the graphic image – a photo of an injured Palestinian boy. maybe it was too much for some people. But last week, I couldn’t get into my Facebook account, and I saw that another one of my cartoons, a meme and a SomeECard Israel parody were also removed. I was also warned by Facebook that further flagging of my work would lead to the removal of my page. And my account was ‘Permanently’ disabled from facebook.
When they removed a work, titled ‘Why Is Israel The Only Government We are Not Allowed to Criticise’, last week, I understood that there was something systematic here, and that I have to take care of it. I appealed for a reevaluation, but the reply was that the department that dealing with my problem is on leave until March 6th. As you’re well aware that our images are not inciting to violence, extremely graphic or pornographic like the one Steve Reinchert has shared on his page.
So much for free speech and equal rights for everyone in this world. Have you experienced censorship on Facebook? Let us know.