Report: Lapid blocks criticism on Facebook

April 23, 2013 19:05


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Finance Minister Yair Lapid blocks people who criticize him on his official Facebook page, according to a report on the Knesset Channel.

The report found that anyone who criticizes Lapid is prevented from posting future messages. Their criticism is also removed from Lapid's timeline.

"This is my private page and not the government's," Lapid told a man named Giora who criticized him for removing critical messages. "There are rules of behavior and whoever does not abide by them will be blocked."

A Yesh Atid spokeswoman responded that a code of ethics for posting is available on the Facebook page.

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