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ISOC-IL at European Internet Governance Forum (EuroDig2024)

Publishing Date: July 7, 2024

Last month, ISOC-IL's Dr. Asaf Wiener and Edan Ring represented Israel's civil society sector at the 2024 annual EuroDIG - the Pan-European Dialogue on Internet Governance. Hundreds of government representatives, internet researchers, and social activists from the EU and across the world gathered to discuss cooperative internet governance along with its challenges and opportunities.

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Drowning in the Flood: ISOC-IL Releases New Study Documenting Social Media Platforms’ Failure to Enforce Safety Policies

Publishing Date: June 9, 2024

This Israel Internet Association study reveals social media platforms' poor handling of harmful content and policy violations during the recent war. As gruesome images and disinformation flooded social media from October 7th onward, the platforms failed to uphold their user safety policies. The study outlines crucial steps for both platforms and governmental authorities.

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2023-2024 Israel Internet Index Report by ISOC-IL

Publishing Date: June 2, 2024

The Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) has released its annual internet report for 2023-2024. By integrating survey data, traffic measurements, and real-time analysis from multiple platforms, ISOC-IL's Internet Index Report provides valuable insights into trends and shifts in technological advancements, market dynamics, user behavior, and the pressing challenges related to online safety in Israel.

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TikTok Safety Enforcement Tool Training for ISOC-IL Team

Publishing Date: May 5, 2024

ISOC-IL’s Internet Safety Hotline, a trusted TikTok Community Partner, recently participated in a targeted TikTok training session on the newly introduced TikTok Safety Enforcement Tool (TSET). The enhanced tool simplifies the user reporting process and enables more precise identification of abusive content, thereby improving the efficiency of responses to harmful online interactions.

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Social Media and Digital Platform Use in Israel (2024)

Publishing Date: April 21, 2024

Discover the latest trends in social media use in Israel as documented by the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) 2024 report. Key findings include the rising popularity of Telegram and TikTok, especially among young adults, and a shift in Facebook usage. Interactive dashboards provide in-depth analyses tailored for policymakers and academic research.

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Israel Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Freedom of Expression on Social Media Platforms

Publishing Date: March 17, 2024

A recent Israeli Supreme Court case sheds light on pivotal questions regarding digital discourse and the nature of public officials' social media accounts. The court's landmark decision holds significant implications for any democratic society, highlighting the evolving landscape of digital rights and the need for nuanced legal frameworks. This English translation now enables the international community to access the full court proceedings, including the constitutional considerations and established norms therein.

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Big Data Analysis of Spam Litigation in Israel during 2016-2023

Publishing Date: March 11, 2024

The widespread “spam” phenomenon affects a large portion of internet users globally, and presents numerous concerning challenges. Enhancing our empirical understanding of spam litigation is vital for safeguarding consumer rights and shaping an internet environment based on transparency and consent. In a first-of-its-kind empirical analysis, the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) has released a comprehensive report examining the landscape of spam litigation in Israel between 2016-2022, providing an unprecedented factual foundation to inform policy debates and legal approaches surrounding this pervasive…

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Board of Trustees Elections 2024

Publishing Date: February 21, 2024

ISOC-IL welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees for 2024, and thanks our outgoing Board members for their dedicated service and contribution.

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Weaponizing AI for Disinformation: An ISOC-IL Brief to Israeli Lawmakers

Publishing Date: January 15, 2024

In preparation for a special session held by the Israeli Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee on December 25, 2023, and at the behest of the Parliamentary Research and Information Center, the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) presented the Committee with a comprehensive brief and supporting materials on the employment of AI in wartime disinformation campaigns. This comprehensive brief proved to be…

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The Internet Governance of Gaza and the Palestinian National Authority: Technical, Political and Ethical Dimensions

Publishing Date: January 4, 2024

Among the noteworthy issues at the heart of the international discourse in the shadow of the “Swords of Iron” war is the question of control over the internet in the Palestinian Authority and the extent of Israel’s ability to shut it down. This article puts forward a professional picture of internet institution management in the Palestinian Authority, and outlines the technological-political-moral debate regarding internet supply to the Gaza Strip and the implications that arise from an “internet shutdown” during a…

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