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Big Brother at Right Wing’s Service

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Thursday’s court hearing on the appeal of Lara Alqasem, the young American imprisoned in a Ben-Gurion Airport facility over the past 10 days for allegedly supporting BDS, even while she holds a student visa, touched on a fundamental issue that threatens every man and woman who voice their opinion on political issues.

The hearing exposed the extent to which states monitor simple acts on the social networks and the frightening fact that they could be used against users in formal procedures. Every social network user’s digital fingerprints – every “like” or click to show attendance at an event, even if done in haste, long ago or with no intention of expressing support – is used by enforcement........

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