Following the events between Israel and Palestine, Malaysians used social media to express their support for the Palestinian people by calling on the Israeli people to take action in their country.
While some Malaysians introduced words like “koyak” to the Israeli people by spamming them in the comments section of their social media pages, others appear to have switched to “hacktivism” to get their message across.
So much so that Israeli content creator Emily Schrader made one Video, which she shared on her Twitter account to urge Malaysian hacktivists to use targeted harassment to violate social media community standards.
She wrote: âIsraelis were harassed and threatened by Malaysian activists in an anti-Semitic campaign during the last Israeli operation, and research shows there is a connection with Gaza. Social media networks fail when it comes to combating targeted harassment. “
“It’s a digital war”
Some of the things she pointed out in the video are:
- Malaysians are spamming, harassing and threatening Israelis ‘social media accounts while also removing and blocking Israelis’ accounts.
- Malaysians hacking into WhatsApp accounts, including those of senior government officials and one of the IDF’s Arabic spokesman (forcing him to change his phone number).
- Malaysians spam and harass Gal Gadot’s social media account, prompting them to disable their comments section.
“It’s not just hacktivism, it’s a digital war.”
She shared how her account was suspended after Malaysians allegedly used fake passwords to log in.
âWith Telegram, Malaysian activists created channels like Team Suspend Twitter, where they repeatedly logged into accounts with fake passwords in order to block those accounts. Including my account, by the way, âshe said.
She also said that Malaysian groups like Dragon Force Malaysia had been distributing the WhatsApp information of the Israeli people and “had specific instructions on how often to tweet, how often to comment, which VPN to use, which countries to say from that one comes from. and the number of times someone tries to hack into an account in order to remove it ‘in order to specifically harass them.
Schrader then called on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Telegram because they were unable to combat this targeted attack.
Against community standards
âOh, and by the way, yes, using social media for targeted harassment is absolutely against community standards for all social media platforms. Why aren’t you doing anything about this problem? “
“Twitter, Telegram and Facebook all fail when it comes to tackling targeted harassment on their platforms,” ââshe added.
You later divided that if her video calling the ‘Malaysian Troll Army’ got a million views, she would post another video of herself, this time waving the Palestinian flag, and has since fulfilled her promise she waved the 1939 Palestinian flag showing Israeli colors and the Star of David.
Then she pulled out the Malaysian flag and said, “This is not for all of you Koyak Malaysians, but for the Malaysians who are oppressed by you, the people of Malaysia who are oppressed because of their religious or political beliefs.”
She also added a “#KoyakToYouToo Malaysians!” in her post.
WORLD OF BUZZ has since reached out to Schrader for a comment but has not yet received any feedback.
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