Social Media in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

As my previous post suggested, I have a special interest in the Middle East– and my passion for new media is pretty self evident if you take a look at other links on this page. That’s why I was especially interested in the video the IDF posted on YouTube of Israeli commandos being beaten as they boarded a Turkish relief vessel.

 

One result of the democratization of media is that governments can use the same distribution channels as any other individual actor for distributing information. Social media can be deployed as a weapon in the war of information.

 

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