Thumbs down for lying.
The State Department is denying accusations by Palestinian officials that it directly intervened with Facebook to reinstate the Fatah political party’s official account, which was shut down about a month ago promoting terrorism and disseminating anti-Israel materials.
A State Department official who spoke to the Free Beacon “firmly” denied the accusations, maintaining there was no attempt to intervene on the Palestinian political party’s behalf.
Fatah’s official Facebook page was removed a month ago, but reappeared on the social media site a day later. Palestinian government officials later claimed that the U.S. Embassy directly intervened to ensure the Facebook page was reactivated.