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Israel military Twitter account suspended amid Gaza conflict

Kris Holt
The Daily Dot [1]
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 [2]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 [3] 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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