Facebook responds to banning of Arab journalist

The Commentator brings you a statement from Facebook about the banning of Khaled Abu Toameh

by The Commentator on 16 January 2013 16:27

We were first to bring you the news highlighting Facebook's banning of Khaled Abu Toameh yesterday. We were also the first to report that his account had been restored. Now, we're delighted to bring you a statement from Facebook explaining why the account was banned.

A Facebook spokesperson told The Commentator: 

"Facebook responded to user reports concerning this profile and mistakenly removed  some content. It has been restored and we have apologized for our error. It's important to remember that Facebook's policies look to strike a very delicate balance between giving people the freedom to express themselves and maintaining a safe and trusted environment. This is a unique challenge on a global scale, but we are constantly improving and have created new technologies and processes to do so."


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