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Strange (fake?) Facebook profile for "Jared Laughner" appears shortly after that mispelled name made public.

Shortly after the news sources first began releasing the earliest reports about the person accused of the shootings of Gabrielle Giffords (D Az), incorrectly mispelling the name Jared Lee Loughner as Jared Laughner, this facebook profile was discovered and the link was circulated in the blogosphere.

Fake profile for "Jared Laughner" which appeared shortly after that incorrectly spelled name was first released.
Screencapture of Facebook profile taken 1/08/2011 4:30pm.
Url of profile http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001952074770

With images of President Obama, various noted intellectuals and leftists, a statement indicating homosexuality preferences, and anti Tea Party and revolutionary slogans, it seems possible that it was a deliberate attempt to distribute disinformation.

Slogans and text placed on the profile include:

"Ask for work. If they do nt give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread.".

About Jared Fight the Right! Obama and the Progressives will overcome the tyrrany of big business and the racist Tea Party.

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

Jared Lee Loughner's presumed Youtube profile is located at http://www.youtube.com/user/Classitup10 and contains 5 videos uploaded between 1 month and 3 weeks ago.

 

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You've Made the Big TIme

In a piece on the gulliablity of winger hacks, Media Matters has linked to this story.

On Saturday, several people created fake profiles for the shooter, including this one, captured by Voices of Central Pennsylvania, a monthly community newspaper. Voices wrote that the Facebook  page for "Jared Laughner" - since taken down - lists "People Who Inspire Jared" as including Obama and added: "With images of President Obama, various noted intellectuals and leftists, a statement indicating homosexuality preferences, and anti Tea Party and revolutionary slogans, it seems possible that it was a deliberate attempt to distribute disinformation."

Have you seen a traffic spike?

Well that's wonderful

Ha, that's a nice surprise - tho, oddly, I knew that was a possibility, I knew that facebook page would be deleted as soon as it's creator realized his mistake, and I thought it was interesting enough to capture and post, and that others might find it interesting too.

Frankly, I hoped that someone might track down the creator. It could give us an interesting insight into astroturfing and black arts rhetoric techniques.

I haven't looked at traffic - and probably wont, as long as the server and cacheing stays stable.

We've been getting really solid google positions before this. I imagine thats how Media Matters found us.

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