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Twitter shares plummet after threat of lawsuit by Israel

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has accused it of providing a channel for terror organizations to promote terror and incite violence.

Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked speaks at the Sixth Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism conference at the Jerusalem Convention Center on March 20, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.
Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked speaks at the Sixth Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism conference at the Jerusalem Convention Center on March 20, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Twitter shares were down 12 percent by Tuesday evening following reports that Israel was considering legal action against the social-media platform.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has accused Twitter of providing a channel for terror organizations to promote terror and incite violence, and not doing enough to end incitement against Israel.

“Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah have moved to Twitter instead of Facebook,” she said. “Through Twitter, the terrorist organizations promote terror and incite to violence, including public activity that they carry out without fear.”

A wave of stabbing attacks in 2014 gained strength through social media, leading Israel’s government to try to pass a “Facebook Law” thath would empower Israel to have content “liable to lead to murder and terror” removed from Facebook immediately.

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