Facebook Introduces Election Protection Features to Israel’s Central Elections Committee
In a meeting held Sunday, the committee’s chairman asked Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director Katie Harbath to launch Facebook’s transparency features as early as possible
Tofi Stoler | 12:57 05.02.2019
Two months ahead of Israel’s general election, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director Katie Harbath met Sunday with Israel’s Central Elections Committee, the committee announced Monday.
Israel’s election law prohibits propaganda from being distributed anonymously but does not currently apply to online and social media activity. In July, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu halted a vote on a bill that would require all social media publications that were paid for or solicited by a politician or party, to be marked as such.
Last month, Netanyahu’s Likud party was the only political faction to oppose a motion which urges the election committee to implement existing election law on social media activity. The motion is still under deliberation.