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    if you google 'megaphone/israel' you can read more about it. this article offers the foreign ministries plea

       Dear friends,

       Many of us recognize the importance of the Internet as the new battleground for Israel's image. It's time to do it better, and coordinate our on-line efforts on behalf of Israel. An Israeli software company have developed a free, safe and useful tool for us - the Internet Megaphone.

       Please go to, download the Megaphone, and you will receive daily updates with instant links to important internet polls, problematic articles that require a talkback, etc.

       We need 100,000 Megaphone users to make a difference. So, please distribute this mail to all Israel's supporters.

       Do it now. For Israel.

       Amir Gissin
       Director Public Affairs (Hasbara) Department

    GIYUS currently claims 24,000 Megaphone users.

    published in '06. you can imagine how many they have now. plus, they mobilized people during the gaza invasion, as reported in haaretz.

    more from the link titled Pro-Israel lobby targets BBC online poll 'Megaphone' lobbyware mobilisation

    BBC History Magazine was forced to remove an online poll after it was targeted by a project aimed at influencing internet opinion in Israel's favour.

    The Give Israel Your United Support (GIYUS) website hosts a downloadable desktop tool called Megaphone. The program alerts users to opinion polls and "talkback" features on news sites so they can respond with pro-Israel views. In turn, users can alert GIYUS operators to any opinion polls they think should be targeted.
    Click here to find out more!

    The Jerusalem-based World Union of Jewish Students launched GIYUS and Megaphone on 19 July, a week after Israel launched air attacks in Lebanon.

    The long-running BBC History Magazine poll posed the question: "Do you think holocaust denial should be made illegal in Britain?" Soon after it was targeted by Megaphone, the poll was pulled. The magazine declined to speak to The Register about the episode.

    this is what we are up against.

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