IDF officers: Discover alertness toward the soldiers on Facebook

דובר צה”ל, תא”ל יואב (פולי) מרדכי. צילום: דובר צה”ל

Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai (Polly) called on commanders to discover and prevent the various publications of the social networks, which are inappropriate, the IDF spirit

תאריך: 26/02/2013, 15:20    
מחבר: רותם פסו, אתר צה”ל

Social networking has always been an arena for sharing content among individuals, but common in phenomenon lately in which soldiers leaves the Internet videos that are inconsistent with the rules. IDF spokesman, Brigadier General Yoav (Foley), is required to issue and published today (Tuesday) Letter to the IDF commanders in the subject.
Using and upload content on social networks. “Recently we witnessed an expanding phenomenon and that soldiers and Airmen from all IDF units spread through social platforms where content active visualisations that are inappropriate, the IDF spirit”, says the document.

The IDF spokesperson stated that the content uploaded to the Internet is distributed quickly and reaches millions of Internet users worldwide, as well as the traditional media such as television and newspapers. “These actions will produce negative image, instantly dumping on IDF soldiers and commanders, and past the basic problem basically unacceptable behavior,” Brig. Gen. Mordecai. In addition, another danger inherent in information videos and contrary to information security. According to the IDF spokesperson, even exposure could endanger human life.

The responsibility for the proper conduct of the troops on the ground. “In an era of change, we added new responsibilities – commanders must ensure that troops behavior on social networks is in regards to the IDF spirit and values”, said a spokesman for
In its letter to the commanders. In the summary document, please contact the commanders to enhance alertness towards such cases. “I ask you please to demonstrate involvement and awareness, from the short time range”, concluded.

Translated from Hebrew