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LGBT+ campaigners in Middle East and North Africa demand Facebook acts against endemic hate.

Facebook is turning away complaints against LGBT+ hatred on its platform, even when its users clearly advocate murder.
Now, LGBT+ campaigners from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are demanding the company acts.

They complain that hate speech is increasing on the platform. And it comes as Facebook faces unprecedented commercial pressure to tackle hatred.

Around a third of big advertisers, with a buying power of around $100billion, are planning to boycott Facebook for a month. The Stop Hate for Profit boycott insists Facebook must tackle hate speech.

So far, most of the debate has, understandably, been around racist hate on Facebook. But the LGBT+ campaigners from the Middle East and North Africa say homophobic and transphobic hate is endemic in their region.

Facebook is turning away complaints against LGBT+ hatred on its platform, even when its users clearly advocate murder.

Now, LGBT+ campaigners from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are demanding the company acts.

They complain that hate speech is increasing on the platform. And it comes as Facebook faces unprecedented commercial pressure to tackle hatred.

Around a third of big advertisers, with a buying power of around $100billion, are planning to boycott Facebook for a month. The Stop Hate for Profit boycott insists Facebook must tackle hate speech.

So far, most of the debate has, understandably, been around racist hate on Facebook. But the LGBT+ campaigners from the Middle East and North Africa say homophobic and transphobic hate is endemic in their region.One post they highlighted to GSN reads (translated):

‘If you think it’s your right to act on sodomy/ homosexuality, then it’s my right to throw you off the roof.’

Abdullah’s Facebook post. FacebookPIN IT Racist and homophobic images

The campaigners complained to Facebook about the post. However, the social media giant replied that ‘it doesn’t go against our community standards, including hate speech’.

The threat is even more offensive because extremists claim Muslim Sharia Law calls for followers to murder LGBT+ people by throwing them off tall buildings and then stoning them to death.The extremist Islamic State murdered multiple LGBT+ people in this way in recent years.

The campaigners gave a number of other examples to GSN.

Facebook is turning away complaints against LGBT+ hatred on its platform, even when its users clearly advocate murder.

Now, LGBT+ campaigners from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are demanding the company acts.

They complain that hate speech is increasing on the platform. And it comes as Facebook faces unprecedented commercial pressure to tackle hatred.

Around a third of big advertisers, with a buying power of around $100billion, are planning to boycott Facebook for a month. The Stop Hate for Profit boycott insists Facebook must tackle hate speech.

So far, most of the debate has, understandably, been around racist hate on Facebook. But the LGBT+ campaigners from the Middle East and North Africa say homophobic and transphobic hate is endemic in their region.One post they highlighted to GSN reads (translated):

‘If you think it’s your right to act on sodomy/ homosexuality, then it’s my right to throw you off the roof.’
Abdullah’s Facebook post. FacebookPIN IT Racist and homophobic images

The campaigners complained to Facebook about the post. However, the social media giant replied that ‘it doesn’t go against our community standards, including hate speech’.

The threat is even more offensive because extremists claim Muslim Sharia Law calls for followers to murder LGBT+ people by throwing them off tall buildings and then stoning them to death.The extremist Islamic State murdered multiple LGBT+ people in this way in recent years.

The campaigners gave a number of other examples to GSN.

Michael Clarke’s Facebook profile. FacebookPIN IT One is the feed from ‘Michael Clarke’. He claims to be ‘a proud Muslim’ but hasn’t accepted the religion’s central premise of peace.

Instead his profile photo advocates anti-LGBT+ violence by depicting a plain stick man kicking a rainbow stick man in the gut.

His profile is almost exclusively dedicated to hate. It shows burning Pride flags and rainbows being swept into the gutter. Alongside racist images, he shows a dog with a gun superimposed on a burning rainbow flag. This appears to be another threat of violence.

Meanwhile they have also complained about another user, Waallah Hasal.

He posted this hate-filled illustration which appears to show an Islamic fighter with a sword facing off against peaceful LGBT+ and Black Lives Matter protestors. Above the protestors looms a clearly anti-semitic image of a Jewish spider with a Star of David.

Likewise, they also objected to a video by travel vlogger Haggagovic.

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