07 September 09
Little more than a week ago, HonestReporting launched the Facebook group,Facebook, Golan Residents Live in Israel, not Syria.
This was in response to Facebook settings that only allowed Golan residents to chooseSyria as their home country. But our members got Facebook's attention: last night, we discovered that Facebook changed the settings. The heights are no longer exclusively "Syrian" now. Facebookers in communities like Ramat Magshimim, Geshur, and Had Nes aren't forced to "select" Syria in the dropdown box.
Credit Facebook for simply making the change without getting dragged into an acrimonious and embarrassing political debate. And credit our 2,490 members for getting involved and getting results.
Be sure to join the ongoing discussion at HonestReporting's Facebook page.