Israel to Pay Students for Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

Israel to Pay Students for Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

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Israel has announced it will pay university students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, without having to identify themselves as working for the government.

The move was publicised in a statement from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, the Associated Press reported. Students will receive scholarships to “engage international audiences online” and combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel, it was alleged.

In 2012, a Palestinian-run blog reported similar arrangements between the National Union of Israeli Students and the Israeli government. Students would be paid $2,000 to post pro-Israel messages online for five hours a week.

According to Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, the most recent proposition is being spearheaded by Danny Seaman, who was slammed by the media for writing anti-Muslim messages on Facebook.

Students will be organised into units at each university, with a chief co-ordinator who receives a full scholarship, three desk co-ordinators for language, graphics and research who receive lesser scholarships and students termed “activists” who will receive a “minimal scholarship”, the Independent reported.

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One thought on “Israel to Pay Students for Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

  1. Those Israeli ass*holes are already doin it ! We wish they rot and lose ,
    I wish any muslim organization also pays us some compensation. because i have almost quit my work , and i am excessively posting about palestine all around the web ,

    #isupportgaza #isupportpalestine

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