Number of Items Censored by Facebook in Israel Has Quadrupled This Year

In the first half of 2016, Facebook “restricted access” to 962 content items – almost 10 percent of the requests it received from around the world. Only 236 items were restricted in the preceding six-month period.

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In the first half of the year, the number of items censored by Facebook quadrupled due to content classified as illegal, says a transparency report issued by the company Thursday. There has also been an...