Click-Bait? It’s an Israeli war crime, apparently

Click-Bait? It’s an Israeli war crime, apparently


norman lebrecht

October 01, 2014

Editor’s advisory: No musical content. But interesting for social media geeks.

A BBC business reporter has unearthed the source of hundreds of viral stories on the Internet, the ones you find yourself clicking on even though every fibre of your brain tells you it’s going to be rubbish.

The source of the virus is, apparently, a former digital online officer in the Israeli armed forces, where he presumably failed to influence world opinion. He’s more successful now.

Want to know how? You know what to do. Just… click here.




  • Good lord the BBC gets more antisemitic with each passing year. It’s alarming to watch.

    • Anonymus says:

      I like your Monty Pythonesque type of humor.

    • Will Duffay says:

      Your misrepresentation of the BBC news piece would be hilarious if it weren’t so tragic and disappointing and predictable. Presumably the programmer is happy to have his background in the IDF known and part of his business story. There’s nothing in the piece which is critical of the IDF’s [murderous] activities.

      What’s interesting, of course, is that once again something benign and non-military has arisen out of military work. Good luck to the fella. At least he’s doing something reasonably harmless.

      • cabbagejuice says:

        A good project for advanced technology is to detect tunnels and their exits without having to bomb the H above ground. Rumor has it that finding them via heat detection was already proposed and rejected.