Israeli Foreign Ministry creating new app


After meeting with Google and YouTube representatives last week to find ways of cooperation to censor Palestinian videos that shows “incites violence and terrorism against the Israeli people”, the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely now has plans to create a new software to locate the words “knife” and “Jew” on social media.

According to the Jerusalem Post, “under the auspices of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s communications department, a new office of around eight to ten people with backgrounds in both Arabic and technology will be set up to counter the wave of incitement against Israel and against Jews on social media platforms”.

This new office will be charged with locating inflammatory video clips and contacting the relevant social media networks, such as YouTube, Google and Facebook. It will also develop codes and software to help recognize incitement on the web, as reported by Jpost.

“This is a big step in the war on incitement,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely.

“The daily attacks in Israel, committed mostly by teenagers and children are the result of incitement on social networks”, Hotovely added.

Following its plan to contain Palestinian freedom of expression, the IOF on Sunday shut down Dream Radio Station in Hebron and earlier this month, the Israeli army also shut down Radio Hebron and Al-Huriya.

They accused this tree Palestinians Radio Stations of broadcasting anti-Israel content.


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