Instagram removes posts from Al-Aqsa Mosque
Instagram removes posts from Al-Aqsa Mosque

Instagram removed the platform, restricted posting, and banned hashtags related to one of the holiest Islamic mosques because its content management system incorrectly linked the site to the rating the company maintains. Terrorist organizations.

The flaw marks another organizational failure of Instagram and its parent company Facebook, with users around the world accusing them of censoring content related to Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

After the platform manager confused the name of the mosque with an organization known as a terrorist organization, the high-risk people of the company and the head of the organization's political team said in an internal letter that the cleaning staff had made mistakes.

Facebook, the owner of the Instagram platform, provided a copy of the internal post that read: Although Al-Aqsa refers to a site, it is also listed in the names of several banned organizations. However, this term should not violate our guidelines.

The report indicates that there is an armed group called "Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades" which the United States and the European Union consider terrorist and that other groups with similar names are also part of the network. US government support.

These attitudes were suppressed when the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site of the Islamic faith, was at the center of the conflict between the Israeli police and the Palestinians, many of whom were the last to go there to pray on the day of Ramadan.

Some reviews indicated that Instagram removed these posts because they were related to violent or dangerous organizations. When employees learned of the omission and the reasons, some of them filed internal complaints.

A Facebook employee wrote via an internal communication platform: These errors and many other errors are unacceptable, because Al-Aqsa is the third holiest place in Islam and an important aspect of the faith of about 1.8 billion people.

While trying to share photos highlighting violence in the mosque, Instagram users found their posts blocked or deleted altogether.

Given the fact that people use Instagram and Facebook to spread information, from the forced deportation of Sheikh Jarrah residents from East Jerusalem to the violence in Al-Aqsa, some have found their posts blocked or deleted.

Internal publications have pointed out: We have never classified Al-Aqsa mosques according to the directives of the dangerous organizations, but the organizations named after Al-Aqsa and the demolition due to mentioning the name of the mosque is definitely an administrative mistake. This should not be part of our policy.

Adding internal posts: Facebook is required by law to remove posts from organizations that support or implement sanctions on behalf of the United States without removing the reports or condemning such groups.

Facebook has updated its instructions to officials, removing the word Al-Aqsa from the list of intermediaries and replacing it with a pseudonym, describing the organization that will be punished.

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