Facebook bans user for criticizing Lebanese government over Beirut explosion.
Despite approval from US and German regulators, Britain's CMA fears the merger of the Israeli content recommendation rivals will harm competition.
Facebook has once again banned user Damon Rosen, this time for responding to the blast in Lebanon by posting: "Israel had NOTHING to do with the Beirut explosion. Lebanese incompetence, ignorance, and 5,500,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate do."
Facebook censored the post and advised Rosen: "Your comment goes against our Community Standards on hate speech and inferiority," providing no evidence to support their claim.
Facebook went on to say, "No one else can see your comment," although the deletion of Rosen's comment with a screenshot of it had already been widely disseminated on Facebook and other social media.
"We have these standards to protect certain groups of people being described as inferior to others," Facebook explained in the conclusion of its notice.
Additionally, Facebook has started penalizing other users publicizing its censorship policies:
A senior Ministry of Finance official has flatly refused to fund an ad campaign for tourism in Israel.
Lebanese health minister calls on countries to help set up field hospitals in Beirut area.
The High Monitoring Committee of Israeli Arabs has offered the Lebanese Arab-Israeli doctors to help treat the victims of the disaster, Kan News reported.
The proposal was passed through the PA "ambassador" to Beirut, Ashraf Devor, but Lebanon has not yet responded.
A person who tested coronavirus positive was caught last night outside his home in Or Yehuda, driving a vehicle with three members of his family.
He was fined NIS 5,000 and taken back to his home with police escort.
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi addressed the crisis with the Likud over the budget issue.
"What happened yesterday is a spectacle that citizens don't understand. We're in a medical and economic crisis and I hope not also a social one.
"Coalition members are behaving like in kindergarten. I call on them to put their interests aside. We need a stable government now it's impossible to make a budget for two months," Ashkenazi said in a Kan News interview.
Lebanese Information Minister Manel 'Abd a-Samad says her country will not oppose an international investigation into the Beirut port explosion.
The country's Druze leader Walid Junblatt said such an investigation was called for, given the fact that the citizens have no confidence in the Lebanese government.
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Rescuers carried out lengthy extraction operations at the scene, at the end of which they were forced to determine the death of the injured.
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A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official said on Wednesday that some parties are mediating between Israel and the PA leadership in an attempt to revive the peace process, the Xinhua news agency reports.
Mahmoud al-Aloul, deputy chairman of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Movement, declined to say which parties are involved in the mediation.
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The World Bank said on Wednesday that it stands ready to assess Lebanon"s damage and needs after the devastating Beirut port explosion on Tuesday and will work to help mobilize public and private financing for reconstruction and recovery.
In a statement quoted by Reuters, the World Bank added it "would be also willing to reprogram existing resources and explore additional financing to support rebuilding lives and livelihoods of people impacted by this disaster."