Does the Israel-Hamas Internet war violate Twitter’s terms of service?

November 15, 2012

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Source: The Atlantic

If so, a new way of war may soon meet its end.

We’re now in day two of Israel’s military offensive in Gaza. AllThingsD’s Mike Isaac asks whether the IDF’s swaggering taunt to Hamas in the wake of its opening airstrike represented a violation of Twitter’s terms of service:

According to Twitter’s rulebook, users are not permitted to “publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others,” nor are users allowed to use Twitter “for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities.” That includes tweets both foreign and domestic, as Twitter’s “international users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.”

Facebook’s ToS cites similar bylaws, telling users not to post content designed to incite violence or hate speech.

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