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Death by Facebook?

Part 1: Is Facebook responsible for the current terror wave? Should the social network censure dangerous posts?

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An image from the Facebook page of, a Hamas-affiliated news portal, shows a youth holding a knife walking towards two religious Jews at a Jerusalem bus stop.Credit: Screenshot

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Allison, Noah, and Miriam Herschlag discuss the emergent popular wisdom that Facebook bears some responsibility for the continuing epidemic of stabbings, by bringing persuasive, murderous messages to the mobile phones of Palestinian teens, and the demand of Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan that the social network censure dangerous posts.

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The Promised Podcast is straight talk about Israeli politics, culture, society, economy, and all the rest, with passion, without propaganda, once a week. There's also some killer music by up-and-coming Israeli musicians thrown in for good measure! The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.