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https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/tech/facebook-fake-trump-page/index.html?cid=web-alerts&nsid=88716978

there's that whole facebook free speech thing
wonder how much money it scammed from people who thought they were donating to trump?



New York (CNN Business)Even as its executives were out fiercely defending its policies on political ads this month, Facebook (FB) was allowing an obviously fake page that purported to be linked to President Trump's reelection campaign to run ads on its platform. The ads directed users to an online donation portal that claimed to be a way to donate to the Trump campaign.

The Trump campaign told CNN on Wednesday that the page, called "DonaldTrumpCampaign," was not affiliated with the real campaign and called it a "scam." After CNN contacted Facebook for comment, the company removed the page, saying it broke the platform's rules on impersonation. The page's permissions to run political ads had been "mistakenly applied," Facebook said.


seems the same 'bad actor' was running something on instagram, too. paypal was collecting the money for an address given that turned out to be a grocery store where no one knew about the scam.

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butters said:https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/tech/facebook-fake-trump-page/index.html?cid=web-alerts&nsid=88716978

there's that whole facebook free speech thing
wonder how much money it scammed from people who thought they were donating to trump?



New York (CNN Business)Even as its executives were out fiercely defending its policies on political ads this month, Facebook (FB) was allowing an obviously fake page that purported to be linked to President Trump's reelection campaign to run ads on its platform. The ads directed users to an online donation portal that claimed to be a way to donate to the Trump campaign.

The Trump campaign told CNN on Wednesday that the page, called "DonaldTrumpCampaign," was not affiliated with the real campaign and called it a "scam." After CNN contacted Facebook for comment, the company removed the page, saying it broke the platform's rules on impersonation. The page's permissions to run political ads had been "mistakenly applied," Facebook said.


seems the same 'bad actor' was running something on instagram, too. paypal was collecting the money for an address given that turned out to be a grocery store where no one knew about the scam.


Reminds me of this skit...


https://youtu.be/Qm6kl17HH9s

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Commentonly said:

Reminds me of this skit...


https://youtu.be/Qm6kl17HH9s
funny stuff

and he's not wrong... it's not like the registered charities (those with retail outlets, can't speak for others) pay their shop staff much; it's a pittance, for the workload, and even so only a few get paid... the majority are volunteer workers. yes, there are overheads, but posh uber-expensive london headquarters aren't a necessity; nor are expensive-to-produce ads and literature/'free gifts'. the one i worked at first as a volunteer showed us pretty pie charts about how 100% of the monies were spent. didn't tell us that was 100% of the money they allocated to spending, the other 83 or more percent went who the freak knows where? and this charity DID have posh london headquarters with bloody crystal chandeliers and posh office staff. others i worked for were progressively better, and not run as some paper tax-loss to benefit the associated nobs.

2%
yep, 2%.. that's all it requires for you to nominate as what gets spent on the actual charity's work for you to be able to get registered as a legit charity. people give you stuff. for free. most your workforce goes unpaid. it's pretty disgusting.

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runaway-mindtrain said:Yes please let silicon billionaires decide what is truth or real or fact...I want private industry to police my speech...big bad political figures say mean things that hurt my feelings...and MUST BE SUPPRESSED...please please big tech remove free speech so that I don't have to think...thinking for myself if soooo overrated...I can't watch an ad and make a logical conclusion for myself. I need my leftist masters to decide all that for me...

Absolutely incredible to see people wishing for big tech to silence conservatives all the while ignorant of history where conservatives and then liberals are in turn shut down....ohh well throw that history book in the trash and let us all be controlled...it is soo much easier to bend over than stand up


So, if you want to think for yourself so badly, why do you need these ads in the first place. I cannot think of a single time in my life when Iíve had to rely on political ads to assist in my thought process.
Sincerely, with all due respect. I mean, think about any important decision you make. It isnít based on advertising, is it?

One of the reasons I left Facebook was because I was inundated with too many right wing ads. Just because I like guns and work on my own cars/home, doesnít mean I have a personal relationship with Jesus and hate abortions, etc., etc. But truthfully, I put up with it from other sites because the content is worth it to me. Iíll ignore an ad for 5 seconds if there is good enough reason to. If you donít like what you see, go somewhere else. There are plenty of options. Iím a big believer in voting with your dollars. I donít know why Facebook is treated like some sort of natural monopoly.

I guess my point is, does anyone really believe that there arenít enough opinions being given a platform, or is everyone really upset that their teamís brainwashing tactics might not have the support they need to win their side the election. We should really stop throwing around the term free speech when we mean free marketing, yeah? And everyone should really start acknowledging/embracing the complexity of individuals. I feel like the world is headed in the completely wrong direction here.

(Of course, none of that was directed at the Green Party. Iím still pissed about how this country has treated Ralph Nader. Ingrates.)

Unrelated, Mike Pence is a real sack of shit.

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Battling insomnia again. I canít decide if we should let this thread die or if it should continue to go on in this 12 Angry Men-esque fashion until some conclusion is reached (if that is possible). Haha.

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Personally, I get to a point where I feel guilty for trying to contemplate problems. Who am I to think and respond to life, massive life?!
Eventually, I drift away into my mind of existential dread, sweet comfort.
Iím inside this guilty interim presently. I hate it.
Does anyone else ever feel like this/understand?

Also, very unrelated, but . . . Can Xue:
https://youtu.be/ulFdr8WZl44

!!!!

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Brando said:

Unrelated, Mike Pence is a real sack of shit.


Mike Pence, oh yeah, that's for sure: In other news, Bernie Sanders is a sack of lung mucus and Joe Biden is a creepy sack of shit.

as for political adds you can only sort out the issue of truth and facts if you ban all political adds - both sides are consummate liars and I do not want to see ads from any of those mother suckers.

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We should arrest all the politicians

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Brando said:

So, if you want to think for yourself so badly, why do you need these ads in the first place. I cannot think of a single time in my life when Iíve had to rely on political ads to assist in my thought process.
Sincerely, with all due respect. I mean, think about any important decision you make. It isnít based on advertising, is it?

One of the reasons I left Facebook was because I was inundated with too many right wing ads. Just because I like guns and work on my own cars/home, doesnít mean I have a personal relationship with Jesus and hate abortions, etc., etc. But truthfully, I put up with it from other sites because the content is worth it to me. Iíll ignore an ad for 5 seconds if there is good enough reason to. If you donít like what you see, go somewhere else. There are plenty of options. Iím a big believer in voting with your dollars. I donít know why Facebook is treated like some sort of natural monopoly.

I guess my point is, does anyone really believe that there arenít enough opinions being given a platform, or is everyone really upset that their teamís brainwashing tactics might not have the support they need to win their side the election. We should really stop throwing around the term free speech when we mean free marketing, yeah? And everyone should really start acknowledging/embracing the complexity of individuals. I feel like the world is headed in the completely wrong direction here.

(Of course, none of that was directed at the Green Party. Iím still pissed about how this country has treated Ralph Nader. Ingrates.)

Unrelated, Mike Pence is a real sack of shit.


Bravo...bravo...bravo.

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Brando said:Battling insomnia again. I canít decide if we should let this thread die or if it should continue to go on in this 12 Angry Men-esque fashion until some conclusion is reached (if that is possible). Haha.

LOL - It is not possible that a conclusion or a set of conclusions could be arrived at on this and many other subjects. You've got the Mongols to the right and the Mongols to the left - those in the middle will be slaughtered or at least disenfranchised - such is the history of man - no lessons learned

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David_Macleod said:

LOL - It is not possible that a conclusion or a set of conclusions could be arrived at on this and many other subjects. You've got the Mongols to the right and the Mongols to the left - those in the middle will be slaughtered or at least disenfranchised - such is the history of man - no lessons learned


Haha, you said it, man. I was so tired. My dogs staring at me on the couch as I try to solve all human conflict. Oy. Hahaha.

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On
the turning away
on the things
that you believed in
on
the turning away
on the things that you felt
was it just a case
of all the pressuring
from all those so called
face book  
friends
do you allow your self to be
just a voice in a crowd
with no base
you can
hold on to
just pillers of doubt
that fester deep down within
a heart that slowly bleeds
fragile tears
that try to see
behind
all the things

That are not what they seem

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Why subscribe
to face book
when you can surf
close to the edge
where curiosity
will get you wet
and sometimes bloody
on the rocks
along the shores
of the unknown
that you have yet
to Explore

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Ive got a tired
weary mind
a feeling
of being hollow
inside

Ive got the usual
on my
face book posts
with tacked on group hug
likes
that make me sigh
when i
try to smile

Ive got the newest
trending clothes
Ive got the boardwalk
t.v pose
with a body
that would make
an anorexic
cry

Ive got the standard
plastic smile
and ive got a strong urge
to cry
but ive got no one to cry to

Ive got a lot of face book
friends
where verbal diarrhea
pretends

Ive got a knife
that keeps calling out
my name

Oh please
someone pick up
my hope
and hold me
close
for i need some one
to help me
grow
while i'm
still here
before
there is
nobody home

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A Minute to Midnight - David Baldacci
Criss Cross - James Patterson
Final Option - Clive Cussler
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry - Mary Higgins Clark
Code of Honor - Tom Clancy
20th Victim - James Patterson
Spy - Danielle Steele
Treason - Stuart Woods

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