Criticism of Zionism is not anti-semitic, Facebook should make the distinction

Facebook is facing a dilemma. The social media Goliath finds itself caught in a debate over the use of the political label “Zionist”. Supporters of Israel are pressing Facebook to treat the term “Zionist” as a proxy for “Jew”, and to therefore label harsh criticisms of Zionism – a political ideology that must surely be open to criticism in any free society – as anti-semitism, a hateful ideology that has no place in civil discourse. Facebook commonly defends its platform on the basis of free speech in an attempt to avoid having to do the often complicated, controversial, and difficult work of m…

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