As the Israel-Palestine ceasefire agreement holds, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram (that is owned by Facebook), continue to come under fire over the censorship of pro-Palestinian content.
In times of conflict, any kind of censorship by major platforms can erase evidence of state-sanctioned violence, human rights abuses and potential war crimes against innocent civilians.
This is particularly concerning as evidence of brutality and violence on social media can often be the only form of testimony that holds false narratives and mass denial of human rights abuses to account.
Holding platforms accountable
According to Al Jazeera, the Palestinian death toll in the recent conflict with Israel stands at 248, including 66 children. At least 12 people have died in Israel, including two…