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Violence being ‘intentionally stirred through social media' – Israeli minister

Israeli justice minister Benny Gantz spoke to executives of Facebook and TikTok
Associated Press Reporter

Israeli justice minister Benny Gantz has called on the chiefs of big social media platforms to quickly remove content from their sites that incites violence or spreads disinformation.

A spokesman for Mr Gantz said he told executives of Facebook and TikTok during a Zoom meeting on Thursday that the current round of violence is being “intentionally stirred through social media by extremist elements” sworn to damage Israel.

Mr Gantz called the current round of fighting “a moment of social emergency, and we expect your assistance”.

The spokesman said the executives expressed their commitment to act quickly and effectively to prevent incitement on their networks.

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