War of Public Opinion

Millennials today are quick to take to platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spread secondhand information, which is often inaccurate or sensationalized. As we saw in Israel's recent Gaza operation, this misinformation becomes even more pervasive during times of war, when pro-Palestinian groups and supporters are able to flood the internet with material that portrays Israel as violent, aggressive and discriminatory. The anti-Israel agenda being pushed on social media often leads to vitriol and virulent anti-Semitic comments, drawing criticism for Israel that is unheard of for any other democratic nation on Earth.