Israel Project President Urged Funders to Anonymously Promote Pro-Israel Messaging

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by Eli Clifton A pro-Israel advocacy organization, The Israel Project (TIP), was identified last week as operating a series of Facebook groups as part of an under-the-radar effort to spread pro-Israel messaging without identifying the source of the content. Its… Continue Reading  

In Memory of Razan al-Najjar

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by Orly Noy Around two weeks ago, a Facebook friend of mine proposed an experiment to a small group of us. Social media has become a boxing ring, she said. The two sides, left and right, dig into their positions… Continue Reading  

What Is Facebook Trying to Do?

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by James J. Zogby This week, Facebook made a rather strange and disturbing set of announcements. In response to concerns raised by several civil rights organizations—including my own, the Arab American Institute—about hate groups using their platform to harass and at… Continue Reading  

Personal Information, Government, and the Not-So-Private Sector

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by Paul R. Pillar Though fully justified, the sudden attention paid to the exploitation, including for political purposes, of information on millions of Facebook users in ways that ought to make those users uncomfortable—and to how Facebook does not seem… Continue Reading  

PRISMatic Global Surveillance

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by Mitchell Plitnick The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue,… Continue Reading