A JIDF statement posted on the hacked site announced, “This was one of the most vile, most antisemitic, most pro-Jihad and most disgusting, and most importantly, most ACTIVE hate groups on the internet. It actively promoted hatred, violence, murder, and genocide. Despite tens of thousands of complaints, Facebook wouldn’t remove it, as they claimed that this incitement to murder was “legitimate political discourse” – Facebook’s negligence and abdication of responsibility gave us no option but to take matters in our own hands…..”
The Jewish Internet Defense Force, a group that claims to have 5,000 members worldwide, says it is steadily removing members from a viciously anti-Israel and anti-Semitic group on Facebook, having taken control of the group on Sunday.
The Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) describes itself as a group of Jewish activists who fight anti-Semitism and terrorism trends throughout the Internet. It says it formed as a grassroots effort in 2000, mainly to mount mass e-mail campaigns, in response to the second intifada. It then began operating on various Web sites, including Facebook, to spread news about Israel and Jewish issues.
Thanks, Mike. I’ll spread this around to the Jawa Internet Defense Force.
See also Facebook: ‘Anti-Semitic’ group hijacked by Jewish force and Inside The Jewish Internet Defense Force.
UPDATE: Strategy Page catches up — Internet Vigilantes