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Live Troll Hunt 9/18/18 - What County Does That Facebook Page Come From?

So much to cover! We talked about:

The Times soliciting readers' help in catching election-related fakery - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/technology/disinformation-tipsheet.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

Facebook is scanning your memes to see if they are offensive - https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/11/17846512/facebook-rosetta-meme-machine-learning-text-recognition-hate-speech

Someone attempted to blackmail a Texas man with Deep Fake video of him - http://www.kxxv.com/story/39079882/howard-county-man-who-refused-to-pay-scam-edited-into-compromising-fake-video

Unfakery Series at Little Bytes News - Finding Foreign Fakers in Facebook Groups - https://www.littlebytesnews.com/exclusive-series-part-iv-facebook-groups-home-of-foreign-fakes/

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In just about an hour, we're going LIVE on another LIVE TROLL HUNT!

Tonight we'll talk about:

* A new set of sites that popped up and who's behind them
* The NY Times recruiting readers' to hunt for election misinformation
* Facebook's new disclosure for Facebook pages
* A man who was blackmailed with a Deep Fake video
* How Facebook is scanning your memes
* Alice Stone here⬇

See you at 8 Central on the Unfakery page!

https://www.facebook.com/unfakery/

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Fake Brad Gannaway - From Missouri or Mumbai?

This new-looking profile was clearly stolen from someone in or around Webb City, Missouri, if the pictures are any indication. But a look at the profile suggested it was more likely based in India, under the name Yaseen Khan.

See how #Unfakery unmasks #FakeProfiles spreading #FakeNews

Check it out for yourself with Stalk Scan: http://stalkscan.com/

Enter Brad's profile: https://www.facebook.com/Gannaway1234

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Fake Frank Tussey Turns Into Ammir

I was checking out this very fake post from this seemingly fake profile in a pro-Trump group, when the name changed as I was researching it!

Watch how Frank morphs into Ammir.

See how #Unfakery unmasks #FakeProfiles spreading #FakeNews

Check it out for yourself with Stalk Scan: http://stalkscan.com/

Enter Frank/Ammir's profile: https://www.facebook.com/tussy12233

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All my friends in Texas be like:
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New Facebook Feature - Check Whether Pages Have US or Foreign Admins

Thanks to Alex Kaplan, we learned today that Facebook has gone live with the feature that is supposed to let you know where pages are being published or managed from.

We've identified a lot of pages by which profiles are sharing the content, but this feature is supposed to definitively say where pages are originating from, or at least where the people managing them are from.

Take a look at the 'Info And Ads' tab on any Facebook page with over 60,000 likes, and you should see how many page admins are from each country.

Alex's tweet thread - https://twitter.com/AlKapDC/status/1039551568562016257

Try it on several pages and tell us what you see! Here are a few to sample:

Love of Animals - https://www.facebook.com/Love-Of-Animals-243718949517063/

Support Police Officers - https://www.facebook.com/SupportPoliceOffiicers/

Like Page if You Love Animals - https://www.facebook.com/likeifyouloveanimals2018/

US Police News - https://www.facebook.com/USPoliceNews24/


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My latest at Little Bytes News​ - Stopping Fake News Begins with Us

You know someone who needs this article, so share!

https://www.littlebytesnews.com/stopping-fake-news/
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*We've talked about #ChristopherBlair many times on this channel, but today we're taking a deep dive, and looking at how his 'satire' content gets stolen by foreign fakers, repackaged as real, and served up to Americans in Trump-related groups. His #trolling catches many conservatives, but the #Satire label is often scrubbed off and repackaged by fakers in Eastern Europe and South Asia who profit off of American shares and clicks.

We first told you about Blair here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGRc21Im1AI

More on Christopher Blair:

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/article/2017/may/31/If-youre-fooled-by-fake-news-this-man-probably-wro/

In his own words:

https://www.facebook.com/thelastlineofdefense/photos/a.1680644215528345.1073741828.1677069712552462/1970142016578562/?type=3&theater

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/now/his-fictional-headlines-reach-3-million-people-a-week-and-this-troll-lives-in-maine/97-575257997

https://www.facebook.com/biggunz023/posts/10154655079038061?hc_location=ufi

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We've talked about #ChristopherBlair many times on this channel, but today we're taking a deep dive, and looking at how his 'satire' content gets stolen by foreign fakers, repackaged as real, and served up to Americans in Trump-related groups. His #trolling catches many conservatives, but the #Satire label is often scrubbed off and repackaged by fakers in Eastern Europe and South Asia who profit off of American shares and clicks.

We first told you about Blair here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGRc21Im1AI

More on Christopher Blair:

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/article/2017/may/31/If-youre-fooled-by-fake-news-this-man-probably-wro/

In his own words:

https://www.facebook.com/thelastlineofdefense/photos/a.1680644215528345.1073741828.1677069712552462/1970142016578562/?type=3&theater

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/now/his-fictional-headlines-reach-3-million-people-a-week-and-this-troll-lives-in-maine/97-575257997

https://www.facebook.com/biggunz023/posts/10154655079038061?hc_location=ufi

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Death Hoax - Henry WInkler

Not only are fakers trying to kill off Mr. T, they're also trying to murder The Fonz by death hoax. And we're now on the lookout for newly-dead celebrities leaving their fortunes - in part or in full - to Trump-related campaigns or foundations.

Also, check out the profile sharing this story; like almost all the other profiles we found pitching that site, he comes from Pakistan. See for yourself: https://www.facebook.com/faisal.jaan.52643

You can use Stalk Scan to find out more about him: StalkScan.com

We use these short-form videos to create GIFs on Giphy, so people can easily see there's fakery here. Then we provide more information in the comments where we share it so people can learn more about our findings. It also helps push our debunking closer to the top in search results!

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Live Troll Hunt 9/13/18 - Who's Posting in Pro Trump Groups?

Have you taken a stroll through Trump-related groups on Facebook? It's a sewer of fakery, much of it pushed at Americans by people in India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Macedonia, Romania, Kosovo...the list goes on.

After you've seen this video, here are some other groups for you to peruse. It's an epidemic. An Facebook has the power to shut a lot of it down, but refuses to do so.

We Love Donald Trump group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/welovedonaldtrump/

Judge Jeanine Pirro Fans - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1230962870360457/

Largest Group Ever - https://www.facebook.com/groups/520754444797060/

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