The Mavi Marmara at the Frontlines of Web 2.0
Mavi Marmara
social media
Gaza blockade
Gaza siege
Gaza Strip

This essay reviews the “YouTube war” over the deadly raid on the Mavi Marmara in light of Israel’s recent forays into social media. It explores the implications of state use of grassroots media platforms, examines the widespread perception that this has been a fiasco thus far for Israel, and critiques general claims that the rise of Web 2.0 entails a democratic “leveling” effect in information wars like that over Israel-Palestine.



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