Israel Policies Affecting Disinformation

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory

Policy Discussions

In Israel there is concern about the effects of disinformation but also concern that attempts to counter disinformation will limit freedom of speech. A committee of experts appointed by the President to examine the current law on campaign advertising issued a report in 2017 which recommended extending application of the substantive provisions of the Elections Law to the internet and social platforms. However these recommendations have not been adopted due to concerns over restrictions to freedom of speech.[1]

Judicial Actions

A supreme court ruling in 2019 banned anonymous ads originating domestically and abroad, and it mandated the identification of fake accounts used for propaganda, bots, WhatsApp messages and surveys distributed on messaging platforms.[2][3]

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National Policies Against Disinformation