An Israeli soldier looks at the Facebook page of the IDF, at the IDF spokesperson office in Jerusalem, in the occupied territories. (AP/Sebastian Scheiner)
Hasbara

Israel’s Online Shadow Operations

Numerous well funded, organized projects by and for Israel work to flood social media with pro-Israel propaganda, while blocking facts Israel dislikes. The projects utilize Israeli soldiers, students, American teens and others, and range from infiltrating Wikipedia to influencing YouTube. Some operate out of Jewish Community Centers in the U.S.