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Israel could make Facebook legally liable for content on its platform – report

The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/ Richard Drew, File)
The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square, March 29, 2018. (AP Photo/ Richard Drew, File)

A team of government-appointed Israeli experts will examine far-reaching measures to rein in social media companies, and may even decide to hold Facebook legally accountable for posts on its platform, Channel 12 reports.

The team, appointed by Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel, could also force Facebook to reveal its policies on censorship and banning, the report says.

It says the proposed measures — notably liability for incitement or libel posted on social media platforms — would be practically unprecedented worldwide.

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