n the last 3 weeks alone there have been at least 3 major scams that we estimate over one million patriots/conservatives fell for. This article will teach everyone however, regardless of political affiliation or religious belief, how to see through and possibly damage/suspend sites that profit off of intentionally producing fake articles and photoshopped images.
In the first week of October we estimate the fraudsters have made well over $15,000 in just two articles. While they are laughing on the way to the bank the groups that share these articles are fighting and loosing significant credibility. This wouldn’t be possible of course, if people did research before clicking the share button. In 2015 this is more important than ever, as the amount of satire/fake news sites are on the rise.
When you accidentally share a fake article you:
Case 1: The Fake NBC News Site
A site that went by nbc.com.co published an article titled “Obama Passes Mass Shooting Bill: Media No Longer Allowed To Name Mass Shooting Suspect”. Despite the fact that it said “Are you looking to get off the Devil’s playground? Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin can help! Praise Fappy!” at the bottom of the website, over 100,000 people shared this at the time of writing this article. Despite what these 100,000 people assumed, Fappy the Dolphin is not the official mascot of NBC news.
With the 100,000 known shares it’s safe to assume there are several more that were shared privately or to friends only, as they do not show up on any share count. The scammers behind this website could of made over $4000 on just one scam alone.
Case 2: EU Times Article
The European Times published an article claiming that Chris Harper-Mercer was on an international terror watch list that Obama refused to take. In the article they claim that hackers changed an online profile of Harper-Mercers to say he had conservative views. In the same article you can clearly see the last sign in date on the profile was over 3 months ago, proving right on the same article that this evidence is false. Nobody noticed however. If someone were to hack an account and gain access to it, this date would still update when they signed into the hacked account.
The primary source of information in this article also linked to Sorcha Faal at the website whatdoesitmean.com. A simple google search of this name results in several results discussing various internet hoaxes she was involved in.
This article was picked up by a few online websites and republished. We estimate between all websites that shared it they could of easily made over $15,000 combined.
Case 3: S.I.C. / Bare Naked Islam
Silence is Consent published a photoshopped image of Chris Harper-Mercer with an ISIS battle flag. Bare Naked Islam later featured an image that was photoshopped further with an online purchase of Harper-Mercers photoshopped to appear as if he purchased an Isis Battle flag when he really purchased a Nazi SS hat. Then a famous facebook page photoshopped a box with the words ISIS Flag and arrows to point to the flag while injecting their personal opinion blaming Islam.
We are unsure of what revenue was made from this, but we do know it caused several quarrels online among patriots.