How the internet 'punishes' Palestinians
Tech giants Google, Airbnb and PayPal accused of shaping false narratives with policies in Palestinian territories.

Gostoli, Ylenia
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/internet-punishes-palestinians-180201192409783.html

Publisher:  Al Jazeera
Date Written:  02/02/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21991

Multinational tech companies, including Google, Facebook and PayPal are being accused of complicity in rights violations and in shaping false narratives with regard to policies in Palestinian territories.

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As governments across the globe increasingly use the internet to crack down on dissent, manipulate information and control access, the idea of the web as a space of democracy and freedom has all but withered.

In the past two years, Palestinians launched several campaigns accusing tech companies of discrimination and bias, with hashtags such as #FBCensorsPalestine and #PayPalForPalestine going viral.
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