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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Dec. 2, 2018. Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Netanyahu: ‘On April 9, the bots will vote in droves’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Yediot Achronot on Tuesday for suggesting that pro-Likud Twitter users, referred to as fake accounts or automatic bots, were somehow illicitly coordinating a propaganda campaign to help his re-election. In an interview...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone on March 21, 2019, thanking him for the United States recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Netanyahu slams report by Israeli watchdog group on fake social-media accounts ahead of election

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A network of hundreds of mostly fake social-media accounts has meant to boost Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and tarnish his opponents ahead of next week’s April 9 national elections, according to an Israeli...
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who is considered an anti-Semite by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Credit: Twitter.

Facebook deletes post by Louis Farrakhan that compares Jews to termites

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A video posted on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s Facebook page, in which the controversial black nationalist compared Jews to termites, was taken down on Thursday by the social-media platform. Facebook told TheWrap that...
Ad Tech event in London, Sept. 21, 2010. Credit: Derzsi Elekes Andor/Wikimedia Commons.

Facebook says that Iran is behind disinformation operation

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Joining Russia and other American adversaries, Iran has been behind a worldwide disinformation operation in the past several years, targeting hundreds of thousands of people, including in the United States, the Middle East, the...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Moscow in late January. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Israel report: Anti-Semitic content running amuk on Russian social media

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While Facebook is taking steps to rid its platform of racist and inciting content, Russian-language social-media sites are reportedly letting such material run rampant. As such, it is being seen by hundreds of millions of...

Israeli company goes head to head with Hezbollah in social media wars

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A small web design company from Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel has launched an online campaign against the Lebanese-based terror group Hezbollah after supporters of the Shiite organization threatened Israel that “the next war...