The way the news of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is going viral
App users post videos on this hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah #SaveSheikhJarrah
The way the news of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is going viral
App users post videos on this hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah
Global New News Desk –
The way the news of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is going viral . The younger generation of Palestinians and Israelis are spreading pictures of the conflict on their smartphones through social media
As the war between Israel and Palestine intensifies, the social media video app TickTock is becoming a major means of expressing that tension.
This video app was once well-known for its viral dance-song videos. This dance-song video sharing social platform has now become an important forum for news sharing for the younger generation of Palestinians and Israelis.
This Chinese-owned site is very popular with young people. Around 600 million young people worldwide use this app actively every month.
Footage of rockets fired at Israel, the destruction of Gaza by Israeli attacks and various Palestinian protests have gone viral on the site. Through this, the image of the conflict is rapidly reaching the screens of people’s mobile phones in different parts of the world.
At the same time, there is growing concern that social media is spreading fake information or extremism.
#SaveSheikhJarrah posted a video on this hashtag.
The fighting erupted in the wake of weeks of escalating tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem. The conflict culminated when clashes broke out in a place sacred to people of both Muslim and Jewish religions.
Hamas, which controls Gaza, has fired rockets at Israel after warning Jews to flee the area. Israel also launched air strikes in retaliation.
Even before the recent fighting began, news of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis began to go viral on Tiktuk.
In April, a video of two Palestinian youths from East Jerusalem slapping two radical Jewish youths on public transport went viral on the app. The following week, police arrested two young suspects.
Clips of Palestinian protests also began to circulate on Tiktuk. App users post videos with the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah #SaveSheikhJarrah. This year’s conflict stems from the threat of eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Zarah area of East Jerusalem. These videos are now being watched and shared by people in different countries of the world.
TickTock Boom: Chris Stokley-Walker, author of the book Fighting for Social Media in China, the United States, and Superpower, tells the BBC that since TickTock is easy to use and the app is hugely popular, its content reaches users very quickly.
“The methods and tools for making videos in this app are very simple – so simple that anyone between the ages of 12 and 90 can make videos on their own, even if they have no knowledge of technology,” he said. “And the number of users of this app is huge – we know that 632 million people a month use TickTock regularly all over the world. So if you post something on TickTock, a lot of people will see it.”
“You know what to do,”
A video claims that the people of Gaza are fleeing Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. The video was posted with the hashtag “Muslim” by an American news site, which has been viewed 44 million times on TickTock.
Another post by another tick user named Sabrina Abu Khadiya has been viewed by 1.5 million people. This video shows a dilapidated multi-storey residential building in Gaza and a crying child – with his post – “You know what to do,”. He requested to share this video with everyone. The hashtag #savshekhzarah is being used by TickTock users as well as other social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with footage of clashes with Israeli security forces and video footage of the situation inside Gaza.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. A video claims that an Israeli soldier hid a Palestinian woman from a stone thrown by Palestinian protesters. This video has also been watched by over 1.5 million people on TickTock.
IDF has a strong presence online ,
The Israeli Defense Forces IDF has a strong presence online. They have 1.3 million followers on Twitter and over 60,000 on TickTalk. They are also posting pictures of the inside of Israel and videos of Israeli forces attacking TickTock.
“What would you do if it were your city?” 3 lakh people have watched a video of them posting such questions on TickTock.
University of Haifa in Israel. Gabriel Weimann says online is now a “battle of hearts and minds” and at the moment “it’s an unequal battle”.
“There a similar counter-posting from the Israeli side, but I would say they are not very strong, and not well-organized at all, and if you ask me, I would say they do not build people’s trust,” he told the BBC. “Perhaps no one in Israel thought TickTock could a powerful and important platform.”
Facebook asked TickTock to remove the post from their site,
Jewish settlers to evict Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem
The clashes erupted amid growing anger among Palestinians over the threat
This month, a video went viral on Twitter and Twitter showing Jews dancing and cheering as a tree burns in the courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Social media users are rejoicing over the demolition of the mosque.
The fact , those Jews had gathered there to celebrate Jerusalem Day. The fire did not damage the mosque.
Israeli police blamed the Palestinians for the incident. They say fireworks fired by Palestinian protesters are on fire, and protesters say the fire started from a Stan grenade thrown by Israeli army officers.
Gantz asked Facebook and TikTuk to remove ,
On Thursday night, Israeli Defense Minister Beni Gantz asked Facebook and TikTuk to remove the posts from their sites. He said these posts would further incite violence.
He said extremists were deliberately spreading these things on social media and he was “hoping for the cooperation” of social platforms to prevent the spread of violence.
The news website Israel National News reported that the executives of the two organizations had promised to “take swift and effective action to stop the spread of violence through their networks.”
Shedane Arbani works for First Draft News, an organization set up to prevent the spread of fake and misleading information online.
“Many of the content we’ve seen is old news from old news outlets that have posted irrelevantly,” he told the BBC.
He said news from completely different times and news and pictures from different places being widely disseminated through social media.
Israel has become another powerful tool in the Palestinian war, especially the social video app TickTock. Sources, BBC