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Israel military Twitter account suspended amid Gaza conflict
Posted By yihan On November 15, 2012 @ 11:47 am In World News | Comments Disabled
The Daily Dot 
November 15, 2012
Twitter temporarily suspended the Israel Defence Forces’ (IDF) official account Thursday after it provided a number of updates on the Gaza Strip conflict which escalated 24 hours before.
The IDF used the @IDFspokesperson account to first inform the world of a military action in the Gaza Strip, and provided updates as militant groups launched rockets from Gaza into Israel and the Israeli navy targeted a number of sites in Gaza.
One tweet in particular appeared to break Twitter’s rule  on posting “direct, specific threats of violence against others.” The account was suspended for around 40 minutes Thursday morning. (Twitter does not comment on individual accounts for privacy reasons.)
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 @IDFspokesperson: http://twitter.com/IDFspokesperson
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