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Posted: November 21st, 2012
Facebook silences Arab women’s rights movement page

And that move has supporters of  Uprising of Women in the Arab World up in arms. Apparently, one supporter who called herself Dana posted her photo without covering her head. She posted the comment: “I am with the uprising of women in the Arab world because for 20 years I was not allowed to feel the wind in my hair.”

The article posted on Now Lebanon, contends that, “The group recently released a statement saying that the accounts of five administrators of the group were blocked on November 7 after they each received the message: “You have posted a content that violates Facebook Community Rules, the post says: Follow us on Twitter @UprisingOFWomen. Support Dana with hashtag #WindToDana.”

Facebook reserves the right to disable accounts and to remove content that “threatens, intimidates, harasses, or brings unwanted attention or embarrassment to an individual or group of people.” Facebook reviews reports to determine whether or not the content violates their terms and removes content that is considered offensive based on a set of community standards, the company said.

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