Yes, like a frustrated grandpa who can't figure out which side of his iPad has the screen, Israel has decided to delegate the task of maintaining its online reputation to a bunch of kids. The photo above shows the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, one of Israel's top private universities, where about 400 volunteer students work in shifts that run from 9 in the morning until 8 at night doing what teenagers do best: arguing with other people on the Internet.
The student volunteers tirelessly trawl social media and troll anti-Semitic threads, discrediting posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr that show Israel in a bad light. This digital defense force mass-reports anti-Semitic Facebook pages until they get closed, counters Hamas propaganda, and presumably downvotes pro-Gaza comments on Reddit and Cracked to oblivion. They are also extremely proficient in the use of hashtag technology:
"These are nuclear-grade hashtags. Caution is advised."
And the creation of image macros, of course:
They wanted to use a Braveheart quote, but, you know.