Israel s minister for public security Gilad Erdan has called Facebook a monster for sabotaging police investigations and called on Israelis to flood Mark Zuckerberg and make him change the site s policy.
In a television interview, Erdan said that the recent increase in street attacks by Palestinians was encouraged on Facebook, and the company has not been quick enough to remove violence-inciting posts because there is a very high bar for removing inciteful content and posts.
Erdan added that Facebook does not cooperate in West Bank investigations and asked Israelis to flood Zuckerberg in every possible place with the demand to monitor the platform he established and from which he earns billions.
For its part, a Facebook spokesperson told Reuters it was working with Israeli authorities and trying to block violent comments, though the company did not directly address Erdan s comments.
Social-media sites like Facebook have come under increased scrutiny for their part in the rise of terrorism.
Last month, the father of a victim of the Paris attacks sued Facebook, Twitter, and Google for knowingly let ISIS recruit through their platforms.