Tag Archives: Social Media

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Comments and the Roar of the Crowd

Comments and the Roar of the Crowd

A sampling of the latest emails . . . 1. Regarding the video of the Egyptian kid I noted in yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream. From: …@verizon.com Subj: Re: IDNS: Car Bomb Rocks Hezbollah How can we get that 12 year old kid, who was interviewed, to be nominated as the next interim president of

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HonestReporting is now on Pinterest

This post was written by HonestReporting intern Yaakov Wolff.    The Internet offers a huge amount of outstanding resources, but organizing the material we come across so that it can be useful to our readers has been an ongoing challenge. That’s why HonestReporting has launched a presence on Pinterest, one of the most popular social

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NY Times Bureau Chief Goes Back to Social Media 101

It didn’t take long for Jodi  Rudoren to stumble out of the starting block when she took over as the NY Times’ Jerusalem bureau chief earlier this year. Before even arriving in Israel, Rudoren was in hot water over some tweets engaging Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and plugging Peter Beinart’s book. Now, after coming under

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Journalist Fired for Calling Israeli Occupation Brutal

People have a right to free expression on Facebook and Twitter. But when posts reflect on a person’s work, it can undermines the public trust and the confidence of employers. That’s a lesson Sunni Khalid learned. Khalid, the managing news editor for WYPR radio in Baltimore, got the boot for a comment he posted on

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False Photo Tweet: Ambassador Demands Badawi’s Dismissal

A high level response to HonestReporting’s expose of the UN connection to Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, called for Khulood Badawi’s dismissal. The Jerusalem Post writes: Prosor, in his letter to Valerie Amos, the undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, expressed “outrage” at Badawi’s conduct, saying that even though her tweet

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Following Up on Khulood Badawi’s False Photo Tweet: Why the Radio Silence?

McClatchy News correspondent Sheera Frenkel has picked up on the UN worker, Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet. Badawi’s supporters are circling the wagons too. For example, Jeff Halper, of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions writes: We firmly hold that Khulood has a manifested right to exercise her freedom of expression on her personal Facebook

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No Accountability for UN Media Official’s False Photo Tweet

Yesterday, we exposed the UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet. We also called for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to dismiss Khulood Badawi. An “information and media coordinator” using Twitter to spread misinformation about Israel has no place in the UN. The result? Readers who complained on OCHA’s contact page were rebuffed: the site

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