Anti-Semitic Facebook page gains over 10,000 fans
Profile displays graphic images, profanity against Jews, Israel and the United States.
Anti-Semitic Web sites are nothing new, however, the social network Facebook, which is known for its strict regulations against blatantly racist groups, has a page called F*** Israel, which has over 10,480 fans.
The page is dedicated to anti-Semitic posts and images, published by the fans on a daily basis, including graphic images, profanity against Jews, Israel and the United States.
The Facebook page displays the Nazi symbol titled "we will return to power," alongside many pictures of Adolf Hitler, and posts dedicated to Jews such as "go back to the camps."
Amongst suggestions for solutions for the "Jewish virus," the site also displays pornographic images accompanied by derogatory commentary about the Holocaust, the Middle East conflict and former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Facebook gives users the option to report disturbing pages by pressing the 'Report Page' tab on the left-hand side of the screen. Facebook management has removed several anti-Semitic pages in the past, yet it seems that the Jewish founder of the social network, Mark Zuckerberg, has not yet picked up on this one.
Zuckerberg initially established Facebook for the use of Harvard students alone. The Web site grew so popular that he decided to open its use up to students at other universities as well, and in 2006 it was made accessible to everyone.
Last week it was made public that Facebook has the jaw-dropping number of nearly half a billion members worldwide – more than any other social network online.