April - June 2023 Quarterly Report


Over 400 Palestinian Digital Rights Violations in the 2nd quarter of the year

The occupied Palestinian territory is currently experiencing persistent turmoil and tension, as ongoing events unfold. During the second quarter of this year, there was a notable increase in acts of violence and attacks by the Israeli occupation forces and settlers against the Palestinians. Subsequently, these occurrences had adverse repercussions on the human rights and freedoms of Palestinians within the digital space.


Through the utilization of artificial intelligence techniques and algorithms, social media companies persistently engaged in extensive content removal and account restrictions targeting Palestinians. While broad protection is granted to violent and hateful discourse against the Palestinian people and pro-Palestinian activists in the Israeli digital space, recent research conducted by 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, which examined the dissemination of violent discourse on the Twitter platform, uncovered a pattern of distortion and repression inflicted upon Palestinian activists and supporters worldwide. These actions hinder their ability to effectively communicate and engage in advocacy efforts.


Social media companies responded to these pressures by implementing punitive policies and measures targeting accounts and pages active in defending Palestinian rights. These policies block Palestinian content that covers the issues of the Israeli occupation and violations.


The following is an analysis of the most prominent digital violations documented by 7amleh through the Palestinian Observatory of Digital Rights Violations “7or" from April to June of this year.


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