Through The Static

March 17, 2008

Facebook gets entangled in Middle East conflict

Filed under: Culture,Politics,Technology — disciplepete @ 9:36 am

Yahoo! News:

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Complaints by Jewish settlers angry at Facebook for listing them as residents of “Palestine” prompted the popular social networking Web site to allow users to switch themselves back to Israel.

Facebook users living in Maale Adumim, Ariel and other large Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank protested when the site automatically listed their hometowns as being in “Palestine.” A group of settlers accused the California-based company of having a political agenda. (article)

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