Oversight Board Selects a case related to an Al Jazeera post on tensions between Israel and Palestine


JUN 30, 2021

Today, the Oversight Board selected a case appealed by a Facebook user regarding a shared post from a verified Al Jazeera page. The original post includes quotes that are attributed to a spokesperson for the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. The user did not add anything substantive when they shared the post.

Upon initial review, Facebook took down this content for violating our policy on dangerous individuals and organizations , as laid out in the Facebook Community Standards . However, upon further review, we determined we removed this content in error and reinstated it.

We will implement the board’s decision once it has finished deliberating, and we will update this post accordingly. Please see the board’s website for the decision when they issue it.