RAMALLAH, January 23 (JMCC) - A Palestinian journalist with the Hamas
-linked al-Quds television is being taken to court for insulting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas
The reporter was retained after an acquaintance posted a photo on his Facebook page mocking Abbas, and then tagged the photo with his name.
Hamamreh said he was held for more than 50 days in a Palestinian lockup after the picture appeared on his feed. He said he had nothing to do with the image. He was released in November and says a hearing has been set for next month.Read
I censor myself now, Hamamreh said. I'm careful of what I say.
Facebook allows people to tag images, video clips or articles so they automatically appear on another person's profile with that person's name attached. The second person can remove the item.
Abbas' security forces have previously mined social networks to catch dissenters. In November, an atheist blogger was arrested after posting incendiary comments about Islam on Facebook.
the story from the Associated Press...