Jordan’s Facebook posts are not an excuse to shut down

The Jordanian government has accused social media giant Facebook of engaging in a “cyber war” against the country, according to Jordanian newspaper Al-Hayat.

Facebook has denied any involvement in the accusations, saying it has “no plans to shut the platform down.”

The government’s claims come amid growing criticism over Jordan’s crackdown on dissent and social media in recent years, including the detention of activist Abdullah al-Mabrouk.

Mabrousk, a vocal critic of the government, was recently charged with “inciting sectarianism” for posting on Facebook that he was going to fight a military uprising.

Jordanian media outlets have also criticized Facebook for blocking content deemed “inflammatory” by authorities.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.