Israel launches unprecedented social media online propaganda war
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:24 minutes (4.03 MB)
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Since Wednesday, both Israel and Hamas have been using social media in an online propaganda war to rally support for their attacks. Within minutes of the assassination of Hamas military leader, Ahmed al-Jabari, the Israeli military posted to Twitter that they had killed him. Shortly after, they distributed a video of the air strike on al-Jabari’s vehicle. The social media war has continued, with aggressive images, graphics and text posted to multiple platforms. To discuss this new use of social media and its impacts, we spoke with Noah Schactman, contributing editor at Wired magazine’s national security blog, "Danger Room." He's reported from Afghanistan, Israel and Iraq.