Right-wing activists Baruch Marzel and Benny Gupstein announced today (Wednesday) that the social network Twitter has removed their accounts. The two allege that they were not notified before the blockade and were not given an opportunity to appeal the decision.
Following the blockade, MK Itamar Ben Gvir said: “This is a war for freedom of expression. It cannot be that the accounts of active terrorists exist and differentiate the accounts of two public figures in Israel who work for the people are blocked. “With the introduction of a recess again, I intend to initiate a discussion on the issue and formulate moves against the Twitter company.”
Last month, Facebook removed the accounts of Baruch Marzel and Michael Ben-Ari. According to a Facebook message, the accounts were removed due to the two’s support for such movements and “Kahana Chai”. In addition to their personal Facebook accounts, their Instagram pages and groups opened by the two will also be removed.
Facebook said: “In an effort to prevent and disrupt any actual harm, we do not allow organizations and individuals who declare a violent target or engage in violence to be present on Facebook. Accordingly, we have removed Baruch Marzel and Michael Ben Ari from our platforms, due to their continued support of Chai, organizations that are defined as terrorist organizations according to American and Israeli law. “