MEMRI Report on Hizbullah’s Use Of U.S. Social Media Companies Leads To Facebook, Apple, Google Removing Their Content; Twitter And YouTube Still In Violation Of U.S. Law

August 2, 2012

On July 27, 2012, MEMRI published its Inquiry and Analysis No. 863, “Designated Terrorist Organization Hizbullah Makes Extensive Use Of U.S. Social Media – Apple iTunes, iPad and iPhone, Google, Android, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter – In Violation Of U.S. Law,” (http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6547.htm).

Following the publication of the report, Hizbullah’s Web presence was significantly reduced: its Facebook pages were deleted, its app for the Apple iPhone and iPad Apple was removed from iTunes, and its Android app was removed from Google Play.

Despite MEMRI’s repeated notification of Twitter that they are hosting multiple active Hizbullah accounts, in violation of U.S. law, no  response has been received. MEMRI has also flagged Hizbullah videos on YouTube, and notified them by letter, yet those videos and the Hizbullah pages are still active. Both Twitter and YouTube are continuing to violate U.S. law.

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