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Offline cybercoma

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Fake "Canadian" Websites and Facebook Pages
« on: August 29, 2019, 07:50:03 am »
"Separately, the investigation found multiple Facebook pages presenting themselves as Canadian but that are actually run by accounts based in Kosovo, Israel, and the United States. In some cases, the pages and their associated websites spread false or misleading information, or promote visa advisory services to people wanting to immigrate to Canada. Two of the Facebook pages also tried to obscure their foreign origins after being contacted by a reporter."

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/canadian-websites-and-facebook-pages-run-overseas

Full out information warfare and the public isn't even remotely prepared for it because they're still buying into the **** that they want to believe instead of trying to determine the validity and reliability of the sources of information that they consume. Step one is to generate an audience. Once they have a following they can then feed their followers political propaganda. Right now they're at the "loading the gun" stage, garnering an audience.
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Offline MH

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Re: Fake "Canadian" Websites and Facebook Pages
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 08:42:44 am »
Cyber this is very old news.

During Nazi sympathizer Faith Goldy's campaign, I regularly found that my Facebook debate partners who supported her had scant info on their Facebook accounts, ie fake.

Offline cybercoma

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Re: Fake "Canadian" Websites and Facebook Pages
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 08:48:57 am »
Fake users, yes. But the OP here is further details about the "fake news" tactics being used in the information war that our government is doing very little to combat. Liberal values are being weaponized against us. They hesitate to combat what's going on because it rubs against free speech rights.

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Re: Fake "Canadian" Websites and Facebook Pages
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 11:04:47 am »
I suppose.  I got hooked by this post, though, thinking there was something substantively new.  Other than the news that Israel, Kosovo and others host these companies - what do you find interesting there ?

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Re: Fake "Canadian" Websites and Facebook Pages
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 12:14:48 pm »
The bait and switch tactic was new to me

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Re: Fake "Canadian" Websites and Facebook Pages
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 10:30:33 am »
Basically some of the same tactics that were used in the last presidential election, in the United States. This is disturbing.
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Re: Fake "Canadian" Websites and Facebook Pages
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 01:43:27 pm »
Is the OP website a fake news site too?
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