A Search Tool for Finding Fake Facebook Profiles

Last week we talked about foreign profiles creating fake news sites and posting links in political groups with American audiences. I gave you several groups to visit, to see whether you could find any accounts from outside the US posting content there. I just went back and checked a few, and I saw posts from Pakistan, the Philippines, Benin, Denmark, India, Switzerland, and several other places. These profiles weren’t hiding their nationality – you could see it on their profiles pretty clearly.

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Exclusive Series: Part IV-Facebook Groups-Home of Foreign Fakes

Facebook Groups – Home of Foreign Fakers (Part 1) I’ve been tracking fake profiles on Facebook in my spare time this year. That sounds like a silly hobby, but it’s been highly educational. I started because I noticed that many of the profiles I caught sharing fakery seemed to be fake.

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Finally…Trump orders flags re-lowered for McCain: ‘Despite our differences,’ I respect his service… 

Why was it so difficult for Trump to put aside his petty resentment towards McCain aside and show some human decency towards another human being? McCain wasn’t just another human being. He was a hero who has left a lifetime legacy that Trump will never leave. McCain was a rival to Trump and represented all that is good about America, our values, and our veterans. After public rebuke and pressure, Trump finally issued a more sincere statement about McCain’s lifelong service. Sadly we already know how Trump really feels about McCain when he said he wasn’t a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam war.

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Trump wants to make being a cooperating witness, “flipping”, illegal

Should Trump make flipping illegal in order to protect himself from being implicated in a federal crime? This is the latest outrageous statement made by Donald Trump. Apparently he really does believe he’s above the law and entitled to change the laws in order to benefit him. This would be a dark day on the American justice system if Trump could unilaterally change the law, but thankfully this is not how our system of government works and Congress would have to pass legislation to change the law. It’s come to the point that if the GOP doesn’t start speaking out against this president and consider impeachment they are complicit in aiding a lawless administration.

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Exclusive Series: How To Find and Fight Fake News

In this series, I’ll update you weekly on what I’m seeing in my fight against fakery. I’ll introduce you to partners in the fakery fight, such as the Pro-Truth Pledge project, Lead Stories’ Hoax Alert, new allies like Advocate Against Romance Scams and Sarah from Exploiting the Niche, and journalists from Buzzfeed and Media Matters for America. I’ll share my findings and methods for catching fakes, and tell you how you can get involved in the fight. I’ll ask you what kind of fakery you’re encountering, and I’ll suggest regular action items so you can join in the effort to fight fakery. And I’ll also point you to good places to learn more.

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Immigrant parents of minor aliens misled by U.S. when they agreed to deportation

More than 450 immigrant parents separated from their children when they entered the United States illegally are no longer in the country but their children are, according to a joint court filing on Monday by the federal government and the ACLU.

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Mike Pompeo: US will NEVER recognize Putin’s seizure of Crimea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States will never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea as he sought to fend off charges from lawmakers and others that President Donald Trump and his administration are being soft on Russia. In a statement titled ‘Crimea Declaration,

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Twitter Troll or a Conservative on a Mission?

For five years, the mysterious Twitter account ― which has more than 200,000 followers, including Sean Hannity, Roseanne Barr and the personal account of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and has earned endorsements from Donald Trump and Michael Flynn ― has tirelessly spewed far-right propaganda and, above all, Islamophobia. Around 25 tweets a day, sometimes more, the majority of them designed to stoke hatred of Muslims

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FBI raids office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 

Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen, said federal prosecutors in Manhattan had obtained a search warrant after a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible links to Trump’s presidential campaign.

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Jared Kushner loses top security clearance 

Not surprising, but how long will it last since President Trump can still waive Jared’s security clearance. Do you think

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