January 7 -15, 2021


Check out the latest digital rights updates

  1. Palestinian media organisations boycott Facebook over censorship (The New Arab/ English)

Palestinian media organizations held a temporary boycott of Facebook on Saturday in protest at the social networking giant’s policies and decisions regarding Palestine-related content. Read more

  1. WhatsApp and Facebook to share users' data outside Europe and UK (BBC/ English)

WhatsApp is forcing users to agree to sharing information with Facebook by February 8 if they want to keep using the service. Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, said European and UK users would not see the same data-sharing changes, although they will need to accept new terms. Read more

  1.  Facebook deletes IUMS page after union issues fatwa to boycott Israel (Middle East Monitor/ English)

The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has condemned the removal of its page by Facebook. The IUMS attributed the removal of its Facebook page to its support of causes, such as the Palestinian cause. Read more


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