Social media restrictions for Israel army
07 June 2013, 10:05
Jerusalem - Some Israeli soldiers will soon be
unfriending Facebook following a new crackdown on social media use.
The military said on Thursday it will soon issue new
restrictions on the use of Facebook and other social media sites.
A draft of the plan bars soldiers in classified units
from posting pictures of themselves on base or in uniform.
Members of the most secretive units will not be allowed
to have social media accounts at all.
The move comes days after a group of female Israeli
soldiers earned worldwide attention when racy pictures of them wearing only
underwear and combat gear surfaced on Facebook.
The Israeli military says the new restrictions were
created for security reasons and are not connected to the incident.