The latest update to Meta’s policy regarding use of the word “Zionist” comes as the tech titan behind Facebook and Instagram strives to balance free speech with hateful attacks on Jews.

“We will now remove content that targets ‘Zionists’ with dehumanizing comparisons, calls for harm, or denials of existence on the basis that ‘Zionist’ in those instances often appears to be a proxy for Jewish or Israeli people,” Meta said in a blog post.

The change expands on Meta’s approach of treating the reference as hate speech when it is used along with antisemitic imagery or clearly references the Jewish people.

Meta said it will remove content attacking “Zionists” when – rather than being tied to that political movement – it is pegged to antisemitic stereotypes such as claims they run the world or control the media.

    • Todd Bonzalez
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      Honestly, as a millennial, any friends I have in my generation that still use Facebook are the ones that sorta gave up on life.

      I don’t see anyone age casually using Facebook. They’re either not using it all and have a dorman profile page, or they post 20+ things a day at all hours of the day.

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    “We will now remove content that targets ‘Zionists’ with dehumanizing comparisons, calls for harm, or denials of existence on the basis that ‘Zionist’ in those instances often appears to be a proxy for Jewish or Israeli people,” Meta said in a blog post.

    So dehumanization and calls for harm are fine, as long as the target isn’t a proxy for Jews or Israelis?

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      anyone trying to pretend antisemitism is anything but a tool to attack Palestinians and those critical of Israel these days

      i guess tree of life must have been in my imagination.

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    Good, but what about all the Zionists calling for harm? Can we get those posts removed? No? Didn’t think so.

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    I mean yeah Zionist is generally used as a stand in for Jew