By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Israel is advancing legislation to limit hate speech on Facebook and other social media. They want to scrub it.
Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan said yesterday:
"Some of the victims' blood is on Zuckerberg's hands."
"Facebook has turned into a monster. The younger generation in the Palestinian Authority runs its entire discourse of incitement and lies and finally goes out to commit murderous acts on Facebook's platform."
There is much support for these laws - and not just by Israelis.
The evidence seems pretty clear that there are direct links between terrorists, their Facebook accounts and the incitement they are exposed to.
Normally we would say that people still have the ability to choose between good and evil, that just because, for example, someone watches horror movies they are not turned into a potential mass murderer.
But, in defiance of all logic, these kids are different. For some reason, these young Palestinian kids who go out and become terrorists seem to be different from the norm.
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