In Israel, Wartime Is When Facebook Unfriending Surges

A new study examined Facebook during the 2014 Gaza war and found that users became very quick to push the ‘Unfriend’ button. Blame social media for demanding that we present our complete selves to the world.

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The fighting during Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip two years ago was conducted on a number of fronts. While most eyes were on the battles on the ground – and under it – or the rocket fire from...