In the wake of Hamas initiating a comprehensive assault on Israeli civilians on October 7th, followed by Israel's subsequent declaration of war on Hamas, the role of social media, particularly X (formerly Twitter), in disseminating real-time information has been pivotal. The expansive reach and instantaneous sharing of information on X have contributed to the emergence of multiple narratives, inadvertently fueling misinformation within the public sphere. Given the complexity and sensitivity of the ongoing conflict, ensuring that journalists receive the most current, accurate, and verifiable information is of paramount importance.
Accrete has taken proactive steps to address this challenge by establishing a dedicated network on Nebula Social to monitor and analyze open-source intelligence (OSINT) related to the Israel-Hamas conflict. The objective is to curate and provide the most reliable and up-to-date information to journalists and concerned individuals, facilitating their ability to distinguish between misinformation and potentially valid, yet unverified, claims.
We have strategically seeded the network with only trusted OSINT accounts. This initiative has empowered us to scrutinize thousands of posts and discern the accuracy of widely circulated information, identify misinformation, and evaluate claims that, although plausible, currently lack sufficient verification.
Predictably, the information emerging from the war-torn regions of Israel and Gaza has been rife with various narratives, some of which we have identified as misinformation. Nebula Social meticulously analyzes these evolving narratives, considering factors such as the timeline of information dissemination, the volume of OSINT posts about a specific narrative, and the corresponding public responses. Through this analytical approach, we can ascertain the authenticity or fallacy of a given narrative.
Below is a view of the knowledge base of the OSINT focused agent including the top OSINT influencers and the narratives emanating from the network. Following that is a list of ten prevalent narratives that have been emerging on X within the past week regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict and Nebula Social's response.
- What are people posting about Hamas parachuters landing during the music festival for an aerial attack?
- Did Hamas shoot down an Israeli helicopter?
- Did Israel use chemical weapons such at white phosphorus?
- Did Israel bomb the Rajah border crossing in the southern part of the Gaza strip?
- Did Hamas kill 40 babies during their attack on Israel?
- Are the people who attacked Israel coming into the United States illegally over the southern border?
- What are people saying about the photos that allegedly show Palestinian children killed by Israeli missiles?
- Did the U.S. evacuate its embassy in Lebanon?
- What are people saying about the white house memo which shows that the United States is diverting Ukrainian Aid funds to support Israel?
- Is Israel using lasers such as the Iron Beam to defend against Missiles?