Tuesday, July 12, 2016

When an Israeli TV station conducted an experiment about Facebook revenge posts by an Arab and by an Israeli

This would be a big story in the West if it does not damn the state of Israel.  An Israeli TV station conducted an experiment: it asked an Arab and an Israeli to post on Facebook calling for revenge killings.  In four hours, the Arab post received only 7 likes without any comment while the Israeli poster received 1200 likes and more than 30 shares.  There were many comments along the lines of "we are proud of you".  The Arab received calls wondering if his account has been hacked.  What happened next? The Israeli police quickly moved to arrest the Arab guy and would not release him until the Israeli TV station explained that it was conducting an experiment. As for the Israeli guy?  The police never bothered to even visit him.  He was left alone.