Act.IL is a social networking mobile app launched in June 2017 that can be used on Apple products such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch or on devices using Android. It is used by supporters of Israel to oppose anti-Israel content such as that promoted by anti-Israeli organizations such as the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS).
Act.IL is a joint project of the private Israeli university IDC Herzliya and the U.S.-based Israeli-American Council. The Maccabee Task Force, one of Sheldon Adelson's foundations, is a major funder of Act.IL. The organization behind Act.IL is staffed by former intelligence officers and has a collegial relationship with the Israeli Intelligence Community. It has a close relationship with Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs which combats BDS and other strategic threats.
- "Act.IL By Rallyware". itunes.apple.com/us. Apple.com. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
Have you ever felt like the web is overflowing with anti-Israel content and bias media coverage?
- Josh Nathan-Kazis (November 30, 2017). "Shadowy Israeli App Turns American Jews Into Foot Soldiers In Online War". The Forward. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
...a new Israeli government-linked crowdsourced online propaganda campaign
- Noa Amouyal (June 4, 2017). "Combating BDS with a Push of the Button". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
Act.IL app creates a virtual situation room of pro-Israel experts.
- Kaplan Sommer, Allison (9 January 2018). "Israeli-sponsored App Tries to Manipulate Google in Fight Against BDS". Haaretz.