Facebook shut down a pro-Israel page that reportedly had millions of followers as the worst conflict in years continued in the Gaza Strip.
“Jerusalem Prayer Group” founder Mike Evans claimed that critics targeted the site by posting “more than a million” comments then reporting they had never posted to the site, CBN reported.
“There was an organized attempt by radical Islamic organizations to achieve this objective,” Evans was quoted as saying.
“It was a very clever, deceptive plan by Islamic radicals.”
He also said the posts included anti-Semitic comments.
Evans didn’t offer proof for the claim but was quoted in Arutz Sheva 7 saying he hadn’t spoken to Facebook representatives since the page was shuttered on Friday.
A Facebook company spokesperson said: “We removed Jerusalem Prayer Team’s Facebook Page for violating our rules against spam and inauthentic behavior.”
The Facebook page became part of a conspiracy theory on social media, in which users said they found they were automatically following the page without ever having chosen to.
President Biden reportedly pressed Israel to wind down its bombardment in Gaza as international objections have been raised amid a growing death toll.
Biden had publicly said he supported a cease-fire but also asserted Israel’s right to defend itself, according to the White House press office.