Facebook meets with Israeli and Palestinian officials to discuss online hate speech, threats as violence escalates


Facebook is engaging with both Israel and Palestinian officials on the spread of hate speech and incitements to violence on the platform amid the region’s escalating conflict.

Top Facebook lobbyists Nick Clegg and Joel Kaplan and several TikTok executives met over Zoom with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday evening to discuss the spread of misinformation and violent threats on the social network. Facebook’s Clegg and Kaplan are expected to meet with the Palestinian Authority next week, the company said.

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