Act.IL

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Act.IL is a social networking mobile app launched in June 2017 that can be used on Apple products such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or on devices using Android.[1] It is used by supporters of Israel to oppose anti-Israel content such as that promoted by anti-Israeli organizations such as the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS).[2][3][4]

Act.IL is a joint project of the private Israeli university IDC Herzliya and the U.S.-based Israeli-American Council. The Maccabee Task Force, one of Sheldon Adelson's foundations, is a major funder of Act.IL.[3] The organization behind Act.IL is staffed by former intelligence officers and has a collegial relationship with the Israeli Intelligence Community. It has a close relationship with Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs which combats BDS and other strategic threats.[5]

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  1. ^ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rallyware.actil
  2. ^ "Act.IL By Rallyware". itunes.apple.com/us. Apple.com. Retrieved November 30, 2017. Have you ever felt like the web is overflowing with anti-Israel content and bias media coverage?
  3. ^ a b Josh Nathan-Kazis (November 30, 2017). "Shadowy Israeli App Turns American Jews Into Foot Soldiers In Online War". The Forward. Retrieved November 30, 2017. ...a new Israeli government-linked crowdsourced online propaganda campaign
  4. ^ Noa Amouyal (June 4, 2017). "Combating BDS with a Push of the Button". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 30, 2017. Act.IL app creates a virtual situation room of pro-Israel experts.
  5. ^ Kaplan Sommer, Allison (9 January 2018). "Israeli-sponsored App Tries to Manipulate Google in Fight Against BDS". Haaretz.

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