“Israel’s attack on Gaza has set off a social media war”
This is disturbing in so many ways… Social media has proved to be a crucial player in recent democratic uprisings in countries such as Egypt or Turkey. It has the power to influence dramatically elections results, just like it did in the U.S. with Barack Obama.
Needless to say, social media can also act like a plague, and instead of helping to connect individuals - regardless of geographical and racial boundaries - it can also become an uncontrollable - and evil - force to be reckoned with. According to fastcompany, ”Israel’s attack on Gaza has set off a social media war” and “may be the first time that the name of a military operation has been turned into a hasthatg.” Although #Gaza is the most widely spread hashtag, Bloomberg notes that each side tries to push its own dedicated hasthag: “Israeli tweeters called it #PillarOfDefense, Palestinians used #GazaUnderAttack.”
Here’s hoping someone will also promote #peace