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.
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.