Following a widely circulated anonymous election propaganda message that reads "Dear friends, for you before anyone else, get the new Likud election video! Share, spread!", along with a link to an anonymous YouTube propaganda video mocking the Likud anthem, the Movement for a Quality Government appealed to YouTube to demand that they remove the video and other anonymous videos posted by the same user.
Shortly after the request was made, the video was taken down from Youtube.
According to the movement, these are anonymous election propaganda videos, which under Israeli law are prohibited from being advertised.
The movement says that the law prohibits anonymous election propaganda advertising on the Internet and that the responsibility for such advertising applies to both the election propaganda advertiser and the online advertising platform hosting it. Therefore, YouTube must immediately remove the videos.
Attorney Tomer Naor from the MGQ said that "distributing anonymous videos on social networks is prohibited by law. It misleads the public and serves as an improper tool in the hands of the wealthy - and to our great dismay, this is a phenomenon that has gained traction on both the right and the left.'He concluded, saying "we will continue to fight violations of propaganda law and the spread of lies, so we can have a clean and fair election, for all of us.