The reports of a network of fake social media accounts supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are libels meant to help the Blue and White Party, Netanyahu said in a press conference Monday.
“I thought it was an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not,” Netanyahu said of the Yediot Aharonot-New York Times report. “They say I don’t have support from real people, just from robots. They can’t accept that you, citizens of Israel, support me.
“A million Likud voters are not bots,” Netanyahu added. “It’s a fake investigation by a left-wing organization supported by Soros.”
The accounts seemed to be mostly unused ones that became active since the announcement of elections in December and were “most active at climactic moments for Netanyahu, such as the announcement of the indictment against him,” according to the report.
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