Angry reactions have spread through social media in the Arab region since the appointment of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Facebook company in Yemen in 2011, to depose Kerman in the Council of Wise who will decide on the controversial content on the site.

Kerman is a former member of the Yemeni Rally for Reform Party, which is the arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen, which is banned in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain.

The tag “#NO_Tawakkol_Karman” ranked first in Egypt, and some Egyptian tweets described the Facebook move as “enabling the Muslim Brotherhood to monitor content in the Arab region.”

On Wednesday, Facebook announced Kerman, a journalist, activist, and political advocate for women’s rights, as part of a council that would serve as a “supreme court” that includes diverse personalities from all countries, professions, and languages.

Mugherd demanded that Facebook ads stop as a protest step against the appointment.

As for this song, she announced her refusal to have Kerman on the council in Arabic and English.

Angry reactions from Egypt expanded to other Arab countries.

Facebook said that the “Supreme Court” would have the final say in keeping any content controversial or removing it from the site.

In the past years, Facebook has faced many criticisms, especially the charge of not moving aggressively to delete messages that contain hate

Brent Harris, Facebook’s director of public policy, said the new court “is the beginning of a fundamental change in the way that some decisions about the most difficult content on Facebook will be made.”

So far, the court will have 20 members divided equally between men and women.

The social networking site explained that the number of members will be raised to 40 “overtime”, stressing that these “will have important experience in several key areas” especially in freedom of expression, digital rights, religious freedom, moderate content, digital copyright or even electronic safety and censorship of Internet and transparency.

© The Eastern Herald


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