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Report: Malaysian ‘Troll Army’ Targeted Israelis During Conflict With Hamas

The Washington Free Beacon

By and • July 7, 2021 5:00 am

A series of cyberattacks aimed at shutting down pro-Israel social media accounts and spamming Israelis with abusive messages during the military conflict with Hamas was coordinated by a Malaysian “troll army,” according to researchers who have been tracking the network’s activities.

The campaign was “organized and led by a network of Malaysian anti-Israel and extremely influential organizations and groups, with hundreds of thousands of combined views and followers,” according to research published by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. Thousands of Israelis and pro-Israel leaders were targeted, including high-profile officials such as former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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