Twitter has begun removing accounts that were mentioned in an expose appearing in the Yedioth Ahronoth and New York Times newspapers on a purported network of fake social media accounts that disseminated pro-Likud propaganda and smeared Benjamin Netanyahu's political rivals in the run-up to Israel's April 9 vote. Netanyahu denounced the revelations as a libelous plot cooked up by his rivals and propagated by the media. Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz called for a probe and accused Netanyahu of trying to steal the election.

KAN's Naomi Segal asked Eli Bahar, a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute's Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Program on National Security and Democracy, if he was surprised by the report.