Social Networking

Arab Sentenced to 8 Months for Incitement

Arab Sentenced to 8 Months for Incitement

Second precedent-setting case marks trend of Israeli Arabs being held accountable for supporting terror online.Orly Harari, 5/19/2015, 1:00 PM
ISIS Launches Own Social Network

ISIS Launches Own Social Network

Site specifically for the terror group tanks for privacy reasons, claims it is not directly associated with the Islamic State group.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2015, 10:18 AM
Facebook Back Online After Crash

Facebook Back Online After Crash

World's most popular social networking site downed temporarily; Instagram, Tinder also affected.Tova Dvorin and Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 1/27/2015, 9:19 AM
Saudi Arabia to Crack Down on Social Media Posts

Saudi Arabia to Crack Down on Social Media Posts

Riyadh examining legal precedent for filing charges against social media sites which allow posts about adultery, atheism, and other vices.Tova Dvorin, 6/2/2014, 6:25 PM
Is Social Networking a Security Risk for the IDF?

Is Social Networking a Security Risk for the IDF?

Former IDF Chief Rabbi warns against soldiers using social media, citing security risks, maintaining order in the armed forces.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 5/2/2014, 12:49 PM
Facebook Pays More than $16 Billion for WhatsApp

Facebook Pays More than $16 Billion for WhatsApp

In biggest acquisition yet, Facebook purchases fast-growing mobile messaging service WhatsApp.Elad Benari, 2/20/2014, 2:12 AM
Woman to Pay 10,000 for Facebook Criticism

Woman to Pay 10,000 for Facebook Criticism

Judge warns: Facebook slander will cost dearly, starting soon.Maayana Miskin, 1/5/2014, 2:06 PM
Facebook Lifts Ban on Beheading Videos

Facebook Lifts Ban on Beheading Videos

Facebook condemned as ‘irresponsible’ for allowing footage of decapitations.Maayana Miskin, 10/22/2013, 4:56 PM
Embattled Assad Opens 'Instagram' Account

Embattled Assad Opens 'Instagram' Account

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has officially opened a new Instagram account in an effort to bolster his image.Rina Tzvi , 7/31/2013, 6:37 PM
Facebook: Over Six Million User Details Exposed

Facebook: Over Six Million User Details Exposed

Facebook revealed that due to a bug on site, roughly six million phone numbers and e-mail addresses had been inadvertently exposed.Rina Tzvi , 6/24/2013, 4:44 AM
Twitter to Audit Tweets to Target Ads

Twitter to Audit Tweets to Target Ads

Twitter on Wednesday began to allow ads to be targeted at users based on the words written in 'tweets' and messages.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/19/2013, 1:46 AM
IDF Gets New Commander of Online Media

IDF Gets New Commander of Online Media

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner has replaces Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich as Head of the IDF Foreign Press Branch.Arutz Sheva staff, 2/28/2013, 10:15 PM
Terror and Anti-Semitism on the Internet

Terror and Anti-Semitism on the Internet

Interview with Rabbi A. Cooper of the LA Simon Wiesenthal Center: " We currently monitor over 15,000 hate and terror-related sites. Social networking however, makes the number irrelevant, as a single posting can reach untold thousands and beyond.” Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 8/20/2012, 1:15 PM
YouTube 'Too Slow' Removing Hate Videos

YouTube 'Too Slow' Removing Hate Videos

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has called on YouTube to remove hateful material that propagates Holocaust denial.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/14/2012, 11:52 AM
Arabic Facebook Users Demand: 'Insha'Allah' Button

Arabic Facebook Users Demand: 'Insha'Allah' Button

Arabic-speaking Facebook users want the social networking site to add an “Insha’Allah” button to the platform for Mideast.Rachel Hirshfeld , 6/28/2012, 7:24 PM
'What's the Fuzz with Jews' Tweet Taints Campaign

'What's the Fuzz with Jews' Tweet Taints Campaign

A campaign designed to promote tourism in Sweden has stirred controversy after a woman posted derogatory comments about Jews. Rachel Hirshfeld , 6/13/2012, 10:28 PM
Only 7% Think Protests Can Save Ulpana

Only 7% Think Protests Can Save Ulpana

Just 7% of Israelis in Judea and Samaria think that protests can save the Ulpana neighborhood. Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2012, 9:40 PM
Samaria Jews to Become ‘Facebook Warriors’

Samaria Jews to Become ‘Facebook Warriors’

Jews from Judea and Samaria learn to take their cause to social networks. Maayana Miskin, 6/1/2012, 2:10 PM
Pakistan Restores Twitter After Blocking Site

Pakistan Restores Twitter After Blocking Site

Pakistan restored access to Twitter after blocking the site over posts involving caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/21/2012, 2:20 PM
Anti-Semitic Remarks on Facebook Prompt Arrests

Anti-Semitic Remarks on Facebook Prompt Arrests

Police in Glasgow, Scotland arrested six people over anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook that mocked the Jewish community of Giffnock.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/17/2012, 10:14 AM
Israeli PM Leads in Facebook Popularity

Israeli PM Leads in Facebook Popularity

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become the leading Israeli politician on Facebook, surpassing more than 200,000 “likes.” Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/9/2012, 9:35 PM
Obama: 'Electronic Curtain' Has Fallen Over Iran

Obama: 'Electronic Curtain' Has Fallen Over Iran

Obama: despite sanctions, the U.S. is issuing new guidelines to make it easier to provide services to Iranian people. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/21/2012, 4:53 PM
"Arab Spring" Inaccurate Description of Earthquake

"Arab Spring" Inaccurate Description of Earthquake

The “Arab Spring” is much too flowery and seasonal a term to describe an earthquake that threatens stability of region.Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/21/2012, 7:54 PM
'Children Should Not Use Social Networks'

'Children Should Not Use Social Networks'

Education Ministry officials say parents need to monitor their children's web-use and protect them from online dangers.Gabe Kahn., 2/6/2012, 7:39 PM
FBI Seeks Bids to Build Social 'App'

FBI Seeks Bids to Build Social 'App'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a contractor to help it gather up-to-the-minute info from Internet social networks.Chana Ya'ar, Doron Rotem Shani, 1/30/2012, 9:03 PM
PA Preparing for September on Social Media

PA Preparing for September on Social Media

The PA and its supporters are preparing for September, calling for both diplomacy and violence on Facebook and Twitter.David Lev, 8/11/2011, 4:38 PM
Social Protests Target Bibi

Social Protests Target Bibi

PM Netanyahu is targeted by protesters who call for more government help for poor children, retired soldiers.Maayana Miskin, 4/4/2011, 12:13 AM
IDF Uses New Media

IDF Uses New Media

The IDF Spokespersons Unit explains at Herzliya Conference how it uses new media to make information accessible to everyone.Elad Benari, 2/10/2011, 3:18 AM
IDF Warns Soldiers Against FB

IDF Warns Soldiers Against FB

IDF warns its soldiers not to publish photos which identify the unit in which they serve on the popular social network.Elad Benari, 12/24/2010, 5:13 AM
Iran Website Supports Ayatolla

Iran Website Supports Ayatolla

New Iranian social networking site has been established specifically for supporters of the 'Supreme Leader'. Facebook beware.Elad Benari, 8/19/2010, 5:29 AM