Spinning the war online

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Spinning the war online

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The conflict between Israel and Hamas has extended to a new virtual front. The fighting is now also taking place on the internet and its various social networks.

Since 2008, the Israel Defence Forces have recruited more than 300 young social networks experts to form a new department: the new media cell.

Its missions are an online mix of PR and propaganda. It feeds a constant stream of information (on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, its blog etc.) with a favorable spin on the IDF’s actions to win the hearts and minds of global opinion and media.

To discover how this new kind of soldier fights online, tune in tonight at 20:20 CET for the first broadcast of this special news+ prepared by euronews’ correspondent in the region, Luis Carballo. It will also be available at