Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fake Arizona Shooter Facebook pages

 A lot of people on both sides of politics have fallen for fake Facebook pages purporting to be Jared Lee Loughner's.   There are at least a dozen fake pages so let's look at some.

JD gave a link to this one.
Profile ID = 100001952074770

The major give-away that this is not the shooters Facebook page is that it was created after the shooting.
The second give-away is that the faker spelt the shooter's name the way that the press originally reported it before they corrected themselves.   The name is wrong.

I saw another fake that had the shooter worshipping "Sara Palin".  I have not seen a Loughner Facebook page that wasn't created after the shooting.   Another has his inspirations as:

Chairman Mao, Che Guevara, Noam Chomsky, Kenyan-born Barrack Hussein Obama (that's how it was listed on the site), Saul Alinsky (who?), Hugo Chavez and Joseph Stalin.

Which sounds like a right-wing's idea of who left-wingers admire.  The "Kenyan-born" part is a bit of a give-away.

People on the left fell for a fake voter registration that had the shooter as a Republican.

EDIT:  The Right is still posting fake Facebook pages but the one slightly-left site that linked to the fake voter reg only did so for about 40 minutes before issuing a correction.

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