As the Gaza conflict rages online, is social media now an instrument of war?
- People on the ground in Gaza used Twitter to post live updates even after power had gone out:
- After the military strike that killed Hamas commander Ahmad Jabari, the Israeli army went on a Twitter offensive, tweeting updates on the operation as well as this image of Jabari:
- The video footage of the Israeli army's airstrike that killed Hamas commander Ahmad Jabari has been viewed more than 700,000 times in less than 24 hours. The video was briefly removed for violating YouTube's terms of service but later reinstated.
- Questions were also raised after the Israeli army account tweeted this threat to Hamas operatives in Gaza. Twitter's terms of service prohibit "direct, specific threats of violence against others".
- The official account for the Hamas military wing @AlqassamBrigade has also posted updates and responded to the Israeli army's threat:
- Information also spread quickly before events had become clear, such as this video which purported to show Hamas rockets in Tel Aviv.
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