Friday, September 05, 2014
Internet Was Scrubbed of Sotloff's Jewish Connections In Try To Protect Him
JTA reported yesterday on the extensive efforts that were made after ISIS captured American journalist Steven Sotloff to scrub the Internet of any mention that he was Jewish or held dual Israeli citizenship. Sone 150 of his friends searched out any online mention of these facts to eliminate them. They also convinced journalists wrting about Sotloff to remove any mention of these facts as a way to lessen his danger. The efforts were successful in keeping the information from ISIS, but not successful in preventing Sotloff's beheading earlier this week.