ACT-IL: Israel Trying to Capitalize on Trolling

A few weeks ago, I heard about this thing called ACT-IL. This is basically an app designed to help fight anti-Semitism online. Basically, it’s a way to have organized trolling, or in more professional terms, is called crowd source activism. To use ACT-IL, you download this ap. Once you have the ap, you can see missions they are running. Most of these missions, involve doing something online to curtail anti-Semitism. Some are reporting or something on social media, other are focused on commenting or sending an email. It even has a ranking system, and an awards system too, for people who are really involved.

It’s honestly a cool idea. This ap allows people to fight for something they believe in, if they are against anti-Semitism, in their spare time. In all honesty it’s just an ap set up for raiding. Raiding for those of you that don’t know, is when someone gets a group of people online, to attack a similar target. They could spam a comment section, or just share something. Sometimes when people raid, they also dox. Act.il doesn’t go that far, but other groups are more likely to do that. It is kind of interesting to see someone utilize crowd sourcing, for basically trolls like that.