Sky News asks Israeli Defence Force to remove its news report from Twitter feed
Sky News has publicly requested the Israeli Defence Force remove one of the broadcaster's video news reports from its Twitter feed for taking it “out of context”.
The IDF, which has attracted a lot of attention throughout the most recent stage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict due to the real-time updates on its Twitter feed, agreed to remove the article upon the request.
The @IDFSpokesperson tweet, now removed, stated: “Sky News reporter alarmed by a rocket launched by Hamas from near her hotel in Gaza yesterday,” and carried a link to the Sky News piece.
Complaint: The IDF has since removed the tweet
However, the broadcaster said it had been used without permission and taken out of context.
Today the IDF posted a link to Sky News content that was uploaded without our permission. The IDF also took the report out of context. 1/2
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 28, 2014
We have complained to the IDF and they have agreed to remove the link from their feed. 2/2 — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 28, 2014
Other recent controversial IDF tweets have used images of rockets hitting London.
Hamas terrorists just fired rockets at southern and central Israel. What if they were attacking your home? pic.twitter.com/rFlDV1ZXAL
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— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 21, 2014