Khaled Abu Toameh, a man of outstanding integrity and bravery
Reader comment on: Facebook's "Accidental Mistake" and Free Speech in the Arab World
Submitted by Batya Casper (United States), Jan 18, 2013 15:22
Facebook's mistake was heinous - and dangerous. Toameh has had the courage to stand for truth and justice in the face of his own people. For him to be stymied by Facebook is a horrendous reflection on the integrity of the free world. The best argument Facebook can use in its own defense is that it is sloppy. Where does that leave those of us who use it?
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Other reader comments on this item
|Double standard much? [32 words]||1389AD||Jan 25, 2013 23:54|
|Facebook's complicity with terrorists [58 words]||E. Lindberg||Jan 22, 2013 12:21|
|⇒ Khaled Abu Toameh, a man of outstanding integrity and bravery [68 words]||Batya Casper||Jan 18, 2013 15:22|
|↔ Same thing happened to a Danish Islam critic politician [90 words]||Michael Hammers||Jan 22, 2013 01:23|
|↔ Facebook's censorship [15 words]||Batya Casper||Jan 23, 2013 12:40|
|Facebook has deactivated my account twice [50 words]||Mudar Zahran||Jan 18, 2013 10:56|
|↔ But this is different [66 words]||Muneer Hijazi - Amman, Jordan||Jan 20, 2013 10:11|
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