Disinformation Can Wreak Destruction: Why We Need Stronger Regulation of Online Platforms in the Wake of the Israel-Gaza War

Since the start of the Israel-Gaza conflict in early October, social media platforms have been inundated with misleading and intentionally falsified content surrounding Hamas’s attacks on Israeli civilians and Israel’s military response. Reports suggest that Hamas is leveraging the lax content moderation on sites like X and Telegram to promote violent content, gain support from…