Netanyahu’s Facebook page suspended

epa04044169 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds up a mobile phone as he talks about how 'porous' all electronic equipment is while addressing the first international cyber conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, 27 January 2014. Hundreds of guest from the cyber military establishment and the private computer sector are attending the two- day event entitled 'Cyber Tech 2014.' EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

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Facebook has sanctioned Benjamin Netanyahu’s official page, after a post called on voters to oppose a government composed of “Arabs who want to destroy us all – women, children and men.”

Facebook said the post violated its hate speech policy.

Facebook consequently disabled the page’s automatic chat function for 24 hours.

The Israeli prime minister has denied writing the post and suggested that a staffer’s mistake was responsible.

The right-wing president is campaigning to retain his office in an election next week.

Via The Independent

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