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Israel: Social Media

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6255, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel (1)  to withdraw, or (2) to introduce safeguards to, the “Facebook Law” allowing Israeli courts to remove from social media platforms content perceived as harming security.

Answered on

7 March 2022

We recognise Israel's legitimate need to deploy security measures and we encourage them to deploy these in a way that minimises tension. We continue to reiterate the importance of freedom of expression to both the Government of Israel and Palestinian Authority.