Netanyahu Tried to Ban Social Media. His Actions Place Him in Unpleasant Company

World leaders who have cracked down on social media and the press include authoritarian figures who have figured prominently in Netanyahu’s political campaigns in recent years

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
Sam Sokol

Earlier this month, as violent clashes and riots broke out across Israel in the wake of tensions in Jerusalem over Israeli actions on the Temple Mount and Sheikh Jarrah and the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed blocking access to social media platform TikTok in an attempt to keep a lid on the situation.

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