Facebook has shut down a fanpage titled “Third Palestinian Intifada,” which called for Palestinians to take up arms against Israel. Specifically, it attempted to inspire Palestinians to begin an uprising on May 15, and before its removal the page had over 350,000 fans. Facebook at first seemed hesitant to shut the page down, and cited their support of freedom of expression.
The page began as a call for peaceful protest, however after the page gained publicity the comments became increasingly violent. Facebook’s content regulations prohibits material that directs “hateful or violent content directed at an individual or group.” After it’s removal, several pages have been created, however none have obtained the momentum of the original.