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EARLY CREATION Facebook Pages: Real, Fake or Really Fake

May 11th, 2013

By Robert Singer

As is becoming more and more common in the Internet age, right after a disaster (e.g., the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Sandy Hook shooting and now the Boston Bombing), the online community starts buzzing with gossip about the event.

These wild rumors and conspiracy theories are always based on the errant data related to the disaster that seems to show up in the online world … right after the event.

Fortunately we have a number of reliable common sense websites, also showing up right after the disaster, which are ready, willing, and able to debunk these rumors and conspiracy theories.

One of the most popular fact-checking and debunking websites is www.Snopes.com.

David and Barbara Mikkelson are the unassuming California couple who act as honest referees to help us, “ordinary folks,” sort out “the ‘news’ that isn’t fit to print.” News from the 24-hour cable gasbags, partisan talk radio hosts, chain e-mails, blogs and Web sites. [1]

Ordinary folks can fire off an email to the Mikkelsons and the Snopesters stop whatever debunking they have going on and with common sense and logic show us that these tragedies happened just the way the media has reported.

The Conspiracy Theorists always rely on the holes and errant data in the “official story” as proof that some sinister force conspired to commit an illegal act (the “event”) and the follow up (the “cover up”). However, what the Conspiracy Theorists consistently ignore (and rarely does anyone point out including the Mikkelsons) is how simple it would be for the criminals to change or falsify the alleged discrepancy or anomaly {errant data). The act of doing so would be trivial compared to the magnitude of other acts the theorists claim the conspirators committed.

Claim: Websites and social media pages set up as donation sites or memorials for victims with date-stamps before the shooting are proof that there was “prior knowledge of the event by some sinister force (usually said to be the government) intent on deflecting blame away from the "real" perpetrators). [2]

Discussion: These days you can’t swing a cat or open your mailbox without being hit by a flood of emails about the memorials, tributes, condolences, and donation sites for the victims of these tragedies that the conspiracy theorists say were created -- not right after the event, but right before the event.

The emails about the Boston bombing and the memorials, tributes, condolences, and donation sites that conspiracy theorists say were created, not right after the event but right before the bombing look just like the emails about the memorials, tributes, condolences, and donation sites that conspiracy theorists say were created, not right not right after the Sandy Hook massacre but right before the latest lone-nut gunman shooting 20 innocent children event in Newtown, CT.

The proponents of these wild theories claim that the Facebook Boston Marathon bombing-related memorials, tributes, condolences, and donation pages [of the type which inevitably spring up right after the tragedy, with dates before the tragedy] are proof that the event was another episode in the ongoing series of hoaxes and “false flags.”

Our research found five common sense explanations for why a number of websites and social media pages have date-stamps before the shooting.

  1. The websites and social media pages were set up after the event but have date-stamps before the event because it is common knowledge [thanks to the recent tragedies] that Facebook dates by themselves do not provide reliable timelines documenting the creation dates of Facebook pages. Everyone with a blog also knows [thanks to the recent tragedies] that Google crawls webpages inconsistently and, as Insquisitr notes, "if a page is repurposed to host other information than it originally displayed, it may show up as having been 'published' earlier."
  2. Conspiracy Conclusion: The event was NOT a conspiracy
    →Score – 0 for the Conspirators, 0 for the Conspiracy Theorists

  3. The websites and social media pages were set up after the event but have date-stamps before the event because the conspirators fucked up [shit happens] and the Conspiracy Theorists just happened to find the mistakes and tell the gullible public. Further support for the fuck up came about when the conspirators promoted the idea that Facebook dates by themselves do not provide reliable timelines documenting the creation dates of Facebook pages. Also, thanks to the recent tragedies, everyone with a blog now knows that Google crawls webpages inconsistently and, as Insquisitr notes, "if a page is repurposed to host other information than it originally displayed, it may show up as having been 'published' earlier."
  4. Conspiracy Conclusion: Conspiracy Theorists carry the day. The event was a conspiracy. The conspirators underestimated the Conspiracy Theorists.
    →Score – 0 for the Conspirators, 1 for the Conspiracy Theorists

  5. The websites and social media pages were set up after the event but have date-stamps before the event to convince the Conspiracy Theorists and the gullible public that the conspirators fucked up. The Conspirators like to mock the Conspiracy Theorists and the gullible public. The Conspirators knew the Conspiracy Theorists would find the date-stamps right after the event and be positive there was a cover-up because the gullible public was told that “Google crawls webpages inconsistently and, as the Insquisitr notes, "if a page is repurposed to host other information than it originally displayed, it may show up as having been 'published' earlier."
  6. Conspiracy Conclusion: Conspirators carry the day. The event was a conspiracy within a conspiracy to mock the Conspiracy Theorists and the gullible public. The Conspiracy Theorists underestimated the Conspirators.
    →Score – 1 for the Conspirators, 0 for the Conspiracy Theorists

  7. The websites and social media pages were set up after the event but have date-stamps before the event to create a controversy between the conspiracy and the rational community. The Conspirators are behind both sides of the debate. The Conspirators get a kick out of manipulating the public into a controversy over who did what to who and when. On one side we have the rational community [actually cyber-warriors posing as sock puppets posing as Rationals] explaining that Google crawls webpages inconsistently and, as the Insquisitr notes, "if a page is repurposed to host other information than it originally displayed, it may show up as having been 'published' earlier."

  8. Commenters on the other side [actually cyber-warriors posing as sock puppets posing as conspiracy theorists commenters] argue that the pages are fake because on November 22, 2012, the Los Angeles Times published the expose, “Cyber Corps program trains spies for the” CIA, NSC, FBI, and the Pentagon. The article says the Cyber warriors create fake blogs and plant false information on facebook [emphasis added].

    Conspiracy Conclusion: Conspirators carry the day. The event was a conspiracy within a conspiracy to create a controversy between the conspiracy and the rational community. The rational community underestimated the conspirators.
    →Score – 2 for the Conspirators, 0 for the Conspiracy Theorists, 0 for the Rational Community

  9. The websites and social media pages were set up after the event but have date-stamps before the event to create a controversy between the conspiracy and the rational community in order to create negative energy within the gullible public. The Conspirators are behind both sides of the debate. The conspirators manipulate the public into a controversy over who did what to who and when, on a regular basis, (i.e.,)

    An emotional President Obama said the nation has "endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it's an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, a parking lot in Arizona, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora or a street corner in Chicago -- these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.”

    On one side we have the Rational Community [actually cyber-warriors posing as sock puppets posing as Rationals] explaining that Google crawls webpages inconsistently and, as the Insquisitr notes, "if a page is repurposed to host other information than it originally displayed, it may show up as having been 'published' earlier."

    Commenters on the other side [actually cyber-warriors posing as sock puppets posing as conspiracy theorists commenters] argue that the pages are fake because on November 22, 2012, the Los Angeles Times published an expose that “Cyber Corps program trains spies for the” CIA, NSC, FBI, and the Pentagon. The article says the Cyber warriors create fake blogs and plant false information on facebook [emphasis added].

    Conspiracy Conclusion: Conspirators carry the day. The event was a conspiracy to make you believe it was a False Flag/Hoax conspiracy to create negative energy. Everyone [gullible public rationals, legitimate conspiracy theorists] underestimated the conspirators.
    →Score – 10 for the Conspirators, 0 for the Conspiracy Theorists, 0 for the Rational Community

Epilogue

But wait, so the cyber-warriors got the dates wrong when they learned how to “repurpose or host other information than originally displayed, so that it may show up as having been 'published' earlier."

So, it’s a False-Flag Hoax either way. Either the Memorial Websites And Facebook Pages were set up before the Massacre by smart cyber-warriors, or it’s a False-Flag Hoax because the Memorial Websites And Facebook Pages were set up before the Massacre by stupid cyber-warriors.

There is only one thing you can be sure of about the Memorial Websites And Facebook Pages. Smart Cyber-warriors were smart enough to know what might happen if they set up the websites and Facebook pages before the event.

Someone might see the pages and start a viral rumor that a Sandy Hook massacre is coming soon to an Elementary School near Newtown, CT. Then everyone would know that not only, was the event a hoax, but the whole thing was a conspiracy to make you believe in a conspiracy.

Robert Singer writes about Creatures and The Federal Reserve at The Peoples Voice and The Market Oracle (rds2301@gmail.com)

Endnotes

[1] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/05/technology/05snopes.html?_r=0

[2] http://www.snopes.com/politics/conspiracy/boston.asp

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