Cambridge Analytica. Russia. There’s been a lot in the news lately about how Trump supporters were dupped or took advantage of on Facebook. CNN even doxxed some lady to see if she felt bad about it. What big dummies! Liberals would never fall for something so shady! Like, say, a Black Lives Matter page. The biggest one on Facebook. That’s really run by a white guy. From Australia.
Set phasers to LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.
The page, titled simply “Black Lives Matter,” had almost 700,000 followers on Facebook, more than twice as many as the official Black Lives Matter page. It was tied to online fundraisers that brought in at least $100,000 that supposedly went to Black Lives Matter causes in the U.S. At least some of the money, however, was transferred to Australian bank accounts, CNN has learned.
Fundraising campaigns associated with the Facebook page were suspended by PayPal and Patreon after CNN contacted each of the companies for comment. Donorbox and Classy had already removed the campaigns.
The #BlackLivesMatter didgeridoo for sale should have been a giveaway. Also, the recipe for black-eyed peas that substitute bacon with vegemite. And no, The Wiggles aren’t really releasing a Jay-Z tribute album. Though if they did, I’d TOTALLY buy it! Just for the “99 Problems/Do the Propeller” mashup.
Grab the popcorn, though. The leftists outrage and sight of leftist politicians dragging Zuckerberg before the Senate is going to be entertainingAF!