#GAZA Activists Blame Twitter and JIDF for #EPIC #FAIL


The anti-Israel activists are confused.  What caused the epic failure of their #Gaza Twitter campaign?  While our Tweet4Shalit campaign for Gilad Shalit trended for 24 hours,  keeping Gilad in the #2 position most of the time, the #Gaza anti-Israel propaganda campaign barely trended for only a few hours didn't seem to get past the #5 spot.

So what happened?  Was it a Twitter conspiracy? A Zionist conspiracy? The JIDF? 

We venture to guess that perhaps terrorism isn't so chic anymore, but in a piece called "Twitter accused of silencing Gaza tribute," the geniuses at "Global Voices" have other ideas...here's some excerpts:

Twitter has been accused of attempting to silence tributes to Gaza...

...complaints emerged of users being briefly blocked from tweeting #Gaza, with the trend being forced downwards and off the Trending Topics.

 In an extensive analysis, Lebanese blogger, Nadine Moawad, accused Twitter of preventing #Gaza from trending:
"Extensive analysis..." of a Twitter campaign? This ought to be good:
I was so sure we were going to hit number one any second. And then came Hayley...Who Hayley is I don’t know and I don’t care to google. It was her birthday today, so suddenly (and very illogically), HappyBdayHayley shot to number 1. It didn’t make any sense!

What made it even weirder is that @zalface discovered many spam bots like this one: @carolmeatsix that were spamming twitter with #HappyBdayHayley for hours at very high rates. How come they didn’t get blocked? This adds to our suspicion that we were being reported by people.

The only sense we could make was that twitter didn’t want #Gaza to trend. And after HappyBdayHayley came HappyBdayHayleyBR – the Brazilian version – also trending! Ridiculous! But still, the tweeters kept signing on, news, links, videos, feelings, thoughts, cartoons, blog posts, stories, all sorts of expressions kept flowing onto twitter, all for Gaza, the Gaza Freedom March, and Viva Palestina. Eventually, we made it to #3.

We tried really hard after that, but couldn’t get it past #3. I believe we were stopped there on purpose.
Fantastic analysis, Nadine.  Really.  What's even "weirder" is how the conspiracy continues, as they ask, "did Twitter really hinder tributes to Gaza?" 

They turn to an anti-Israel activist who seems to have Hamas sympathies, Jillan York, who blamed the JIDF:  
As for those who got blocked for short periods: It seems that it was not Twitter automatically doing it, rather, if a certain number of people reports someone as spam (which could be done nefariously – as in prodded by the @JIDF...)  Twitter will auto-block then review the account. It happened to people who were “tweeting for Shalit” too, so I don’t think we can say it was biased, necessarily.
We've seen her general intellectual dishonesty and laziness and skewing of the facts in the past.  Where is her backup for her claims about the Tweet4Shalit campaign?  No one that we know of was blocked. They conclude with:
Whether Twitter was deliberately behind the manipulation of the tributes to Gaza is unclear, but the bizarre trending of #Gaza has left many confused and pondering.
Keep pondering, #Gaza activists.  We'll do the same.  We'll ponder about your tacit approval of Islamic terrorism and your distorted, facts, morality, and logic, and we'll stick with Israel and success in our campaigns.  Perhaps Twitter saw some of the #Gaza activists also promoting Islamic terrorism and decided to take some action against it, but if you want to blame anything for your continued failure in all realms, you can turn to Genesis 12:3.

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