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Facebook exposes Israeli draft dodgers

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posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 02:06 PM
It seems they are using Facebook to check on their citizens, and taking it seriously.

"The army says it checks the home pages of those who have sought an exemption from military service because they are orthodox -- religiously observant. The pages sometimes provide evidence that the people have done things that a strictly observant Jew would not do."

Now this isn't an American issue, however I have a strong suspicion it may be an American problem. If the Israeli government is admitting to checking for draft dodgers, how naive would we be to assume our Government isn't watching us also. Only, for what? Terrorist threats alone, or something more sinister? Are they watching to see what they can and can't get away with. Are they basing statistics on what the people approve, or disapprove of according to findings on Facebook? That may be a stretch, however when any government admits to using social networking sites such as Facebook to, keep an eye on their citizens, you can bet they are not the only government using this tactic.

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