The social network refuses to remove a series of videos, in which surfers are seen corrupting the flag or deleting Israel from the map • The outrageous argument: "This is not hatred, but rather a political statement"
Incitement in the form of allegations of harm to civilians
It is clear to any reasonable person that burning Israeli flags is an act of incitement, intended to express hatred and even to encourage them - but in Tiktok, it seems, no problem is identified.
In a series of videos obtained by "Israel Today", it seems that some people also use the social network for incitement.
In some of the videos, surfers are seen tearing Israeli flags to shreds;
In one of them, a paper with the Israeli flag painted on it is thrown in the toilet, and another video shows a list of "the seven countries that hate Israel the most."
Not all videos focus on the flag: in some of them, young people are seen erasing the State of Israel from the map.
Another video, which garnered tens of thousands of views, shows the IDF fighters as smiling Kalgas and the Palestinians as injured and miserable victims.
But Tiktok does not see expressions of hatred or incitement in the videos.
"A video showing the erasure of Israel from the map is not hate, because it is a political statement," Tiktok replied to the applicants.
Even videos that attack the IDF and the State of Israel or criticize them are not considered hate-spreading content in the eyes of the social network, so videos that include burning flags are not deleted but remain in the air.
The online anti-Semitism movement explains that such videos garner millions of views, without any interruption.
"Social networks say this openly: harm to a state or any political entity is not included in the category of hate content and therefore is not removed from the network," says the movement's director general Tomer Aldubi.
This is a policy that is shared by all social networks, and that is full of internal contradictions.
It is absurd to allow posts that call for the deletion of Israel from the map and at the same time to believe that whoever publishes them receives the citizens of Israel. "
According to Aldubi, the anti-Semitism movement on the net is calling on social networks to expand their policies to include such hate content.
"It is clear that these people want to erase the State of Israel and destroy it," he concludes, "and this must be stopped."
No ticking response was given.