The world's most influential corporation has kept critics at bay with a policy of silence and stone-walling, but now it has found a group it must answer to - namely its advertisers.
The struggle over the character of Israeli society does not pass through conferences in New York or Washington, but through a subsidized swimming pool in the Galilee or in a Haifa suburb, in which Arabs aren’t welcome.
Facebook’s dragging its feet will ultimately hurt it. At some point, regulators will wake up and realize that they must impose some order.
Love him or loathe him, Bibi's message is a lot more complex than that in his viral videos. In the long run, these snippets are doing him a disservice.
Arie Hasit was Facebook's fourth user. He admits to occasionally wondering what might have been had he joined the tiny startup his suitemates were working on.
A political pressure group's use of a scapegoat, which channels the violence, is a classic tactic intended to create social cohesion and gather political power.
Facebook has agreed to remove calls for violence against Israelis on its pages. But this deal is not a victory for Israel - or any democratic society for that matter.
Delegation in Israel this week amid controversy over social media's role in abetting violence.
'There isn't even a grain of truth to these charges,' writes Shalom Tel Aviv founder Zamir Dahbash on his Facebook page.
Israelis claim that posts relating to the social media network and its PR firm have disappeared.