Israel Threatens Twitter with Legal Action Over Pro-Terror Tweets

21 Mar 2018

The Israeli government is threatening Twitter with legal action for failure to remove tweets that incited or supported terrorism despite repeated requests to remove the content. In response, Twitter stock dropped more than 10%.

According to Israel’s justice minister, Ayelet Shaked, “Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah have moved to Twitter instead of Facebook. Through Twitter, the terrorist organizations promote terror and incite to violence, including public activity that they carry out without fear.”

In 2017, the Israeli government submitted 12,351 requests to Twitter to remove posts supporting terrorism.

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