September 10, 2013
Should Governments Be Able to Publish Press Releases on News Sites?

Two weeks ago, Israel expanded its robust “public diplomacy” efforts, which include an active Twitter presence and a popular military Instagram, with a post written by its American embassy (@IsraelinUSA) on the redoubtable viral news and entertainment juggernaut BuzzFeed. 
Instead of something in line with the light fare normally found on the community section of the website, which is home to such items as “15 Ways That Cats Are Trying To Take Over Our Lives,” ”18 Inappropriate Places to Twerk,” and other ephemera created by readers, the Israeli embassy’s debut tackled a more solemn subject. Headlined, “Threats Facing Israel, Explained In One (Sort of Terrifying) Map,” the post outlined and detailed the menacing perils on the country’s borders. 
Read more. [Image: Screenshot]

Should Governments Be Able to Publish Press Releases on News Sites?

Two weeks ago, Israel expanded its robust “public diplomacy” efforts, which include an active Twitter presence and a popular military Instagram, with a post written by its American embassy (@IsraelinUSA) on the redoubtable viral news and entertainment juggernaut BuzzFeed

Instead of something in line with the light fare normally found on the community section of the website, which is home to such items as “15 Ways That Cats Are Trying To Take Over Our Lives,” ”18 Inappropriate Places to Twerk,” and other ephemera created by readers, the Israeli embassy’s debut tackled a more solemn subject. Headlined, “Threats Facing Israel, Explained In One (Sort of Terrifying) Map,” the post outlined and detailed the menacing perils on the country’s borders.

Read more. [Image: Screenshot]

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    GO AWAY, ISRAEL
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    A kérdés érdekes, bár ebben a formában eléggé gyenge, mivel ha kinyitjuk a BBC-t, rogyásig van küönböző kormányok...
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  8. sharingpurellwithhowardhughes reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    So, this is a pretty important thing about Buzzfeed, and could open up the doors to ANY government or group posting...
  9. aerogare reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Little disgusted that BuzzFeed is being called a news site by The Atlantic
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    Mine today at The Atlantic
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    Israel is getting savvy with its bullshit now.
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