Israeli Military Used Facebook To Detect Draft Dodgers

Posted Nov 24, 2010

The Israeli military went on Facebook to catch 1,000 women they were lying about their religious backgrounds in order to avoid serving. Jewish women that are very religious are exempted from service.

After learning that some women are posing as being very religious, the army hired investigators to find draft dodgers on Facebook. One woman that said that she was religious posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding a menu at a non-kosher restaurant. Another Jewish woman updated her profile on the Sabbath.

Those who were discovered got brought back to duty. In this case it is hard to tell whether who is more in the wrong here. Is this an invasion of privacy or are the women in the wrong for lying?

[Washington Post]