Inside Meta, Debate Over What’s Fair in Suppressing Comments in the Palestinian Territories

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Oct. 21, 2023 12:54 pm ET

After Hamas stormed Israel and murdered civilians on Oct. 7, hateful comments from the region surged through Instagram. Meta Platforms managers cranked up automatic filters meant to slow the flood of violent and harassing content.

But still the comments kept appearing—especially from the Palestinian territories, according to a Meta manager. So Meta turned up its filters again, but only there.

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