The temporary ban of a left-wing, pro-Palestine Facebook page was a part of a massive rearguard action on the part of the establishment carried out in the name of fake news, argued George Barda, of Occupy London, told RT.
Upon reinstating the Occupy London page, which has more than 150k followers, Facebook said the ban was a mistake, though, according to Barda, the company gave no reasonable explanation for the initial ban, leading to suspicion from the group that the censure was over pro-Palestinian messages posted by the group.
Referencing a 2016 investigation by The Intercept, Barda stated:
Referencing reported comments by Israel’s Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, he added:
The Israeli government has recently weighed in the ongoing anti-semitism row that has driven the Labour Party, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanging barbs with Jeremy Corbyn last week.
Barda stated that he regarded the temporary ban on his page a part of a massive rearguard action on the part of the establishment, continuing to note that in the name of fake news many progressive websites that have been a major part of Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn etc. they found their traffic going down significantly.
Source: Palestine Chronicle