Twitterers Paid To Spread Israeli Propaganda
Date Written: 21/07/2009
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8969
Israel's foreign ministry is reported to be establishing a special undercover team of paid workers whose job it will be to surf the internet 24 hours a day spreading positive news about Israel. Internet-savvy Israeli youngsters, mainly recent graduates and demobilised soldiers with language skills, are being recruited to pose as ordinary surfers while they provide the government's line on the Middle East conflict.