The information age always promised information wars, but it's remarkable and scary to see it play out.
The information war has always been with us, but it's power and scale are now acute. Information controllers are shock troops, occupying forces and King makers.
The right wing media hijack of the brexit debate. Trump and his fake news election win. The fact we don't know if
Putin and Trump are allies or enemies.
While at the same time the Arab Israeli war goes full information overt. The occupation gathers pace, and the debate is channeled:
The 1982 invasion of Lebanon, however, saw a change in the favoured tides for Israel. As images of the Sabra and Shatila massacre flooded into American news media, Israel suddenly needed to defend itself. The war in Lebanon would trigger the need for an official public relations strategy, known in Hebrew as "Hasbara". The basic strategy would be to push back with footage of Palestinians fighting against the occupation, highlighting Israel's role as "underdog" and "victim".