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Middle Eastern and Asians drops Facebook ratings from 4.0 to 2.6

Facebook has been criticized recently to remove posts that were supporting Palestine

Recently the rating of Facebook has been dropped to 2.6 on Google Play Store. People have boycotted the social media application and rated 1 star on App Store. Facebook removed posts against Israel’s aggression in Gaza.

The current rating of Facebook (at the time of writing this piece) on Google Play Store is 2.3 with 5B installs and 116M reviews. According to reports the rating of the Facebook Application has dropped on Google Store from 4.0 to 2.6 on Google Play Store while on Apple App Store it is dropped to 2.4.

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Facebook is a famous social media website where people share their views and opinions but recently the said platform blocked, deleted, and banned content that was supporting the innocent people of Palestine or criticizing the violent behavior of Israel. Many users have claimed that their account has been suspended by the FB Team for sharing content against Israel or in support of Palestine. People all over the globe are showing sympathy towards Palestinians and condemning Israel’s violation of human rights in Palestine. The apparent response of FB has angered people and they have rated 1 star to the social media’s mobile application on mobile application’s review platform.

FB has been accused to show support for Israel. It has been reported and shared on social media that a page named “Jerusalem Prayer Team” was created by FB with 76 million likes. These likes were fake and gained without users’ consent. People reported this page and created awareness that resulted in the removal of the page.

The social media platform is facing a decline amid Israel’s airstrike on Gaza. Israel’s oppression has killed around 200 people including 50+ children and around 1200 people are injured. At the times when the whole world particularly Muslims from the Middle East and Asia are supporting Palestine and showing solidarity with Palestinians, the social media forum has been claimed unfair and unjust by the users. The users have also accused Facebook to show inequality.

People of Palestine are also using multiple social media platforms like Tik Tok, Instagram, and Twitter to raise their voices against violence and to share updates.  

Instagram that is owned by FB has also shown the same issues. It was claimed that the content about Masjid Al Aqsa was deleted by mistake that showed a clash between worshipers and Israeli security police. Team Facebook has claimed that these incidents happened due to glitches. According to Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of content policy, a 24/7 special operation center has been set up by the Facebook company to resolve the issues regarding Israel and Palestine posts. The center will monitor the content and remove the content that violates the community standards and content policy.

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