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Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:00 AM

The hacked account and suspicious donations behind the Canadian trucker protests

Source: https://www.grid.news/

A hacked Facebook account is behind some of the organizing

The entity behind some of the largest Facebook groups supporting the protests is an unknown person or persons who used the Facebook account of a Missouri woman. She says her account on the platform was hacked and stolen.

The account launched a handful of Facebook groups for the protest, all between Jan. 26 and 28, before the trucker convoy reached Ottawa. With a combined following of more than 340,000 members and more than 7,500 posts, the group names were variations on a theme: “Convoy to Ottawa 2022,” “Convoy for Freedom 2022,” “Freedom Convoy/Ottawa 2022 for Canada,” “Freedom Convoy 2022” and “2022 Official Freedom Convoy to Ottawa.”

Facebook groups are organized by administrators. Grid found that the only administrator account for these groups belonged to the Missouri woman. Reached briefly by phone on Monday, she said her account was hacked and she was not involved with the groups.


Read more: https://www.grid.news/story/misinformation/2022/02/08/the-hacked-account-and-suspicious-donations-behind-the-canadian-trucker-protests/



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Response to LPBBEAR (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:08 AM

1. How many times has FB been a vector for nefarious activity?

If you come to praise FB, you’re wasting your breath AFAIC.

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Response to EYESORE 9001 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:26 AM

2. I agree. FB is bad for our Democracy. And frankly, it will only get worse.

The part about conservative infighting was good though.

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Response to LPBBEAR (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 07:30 AM

3. Facebook needs to be shuttered

Or sued out of existence.

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Response to LPBBEAR (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:02 AM

4. So Republicans want to investigate why GoFunfMe was shut down,

I want Democrats to investigate who contributed millions in a matter of days? It wasn't small donors. This blockade was funded by American oligarchs.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:46 AM

5. So, if they want to do this

Then, every single Democrat in Congress should be yelling for an investigation into whether or not any of this money came from political parties or their ilk within this country. If a Democrat received a massive donation that allowed them to outraise their opponent, they would be raising all kinds of hell. The street runs both ways rethugs, do you really want to go there?

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 08:49 AM

6. Oligarchs around the world seem to have United to wreak havoc on functional democracy

Almost like they’ve decided it can’t be trusted, just putting fascists frontmen / fake “strongmen” in everywhere

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 12:20 PM

13. Yup

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 09:00 AM

7. American right wing money but it looks like they might have gotten some Russian help too.

“Convoy to Ottawa 2022,” “Convoy for Freedom 2022,” “Freedom Convoy/Ottawa 2022 for Canada,” “Freedom Convoy 2022” and “2022 Official Freedom Convoy to Ottawa.”

Those sites looks a lot like the phony anti NFL players taking a knee before the game sites. There was "Stand for the Flag,"
"Stand for the Troops," and "Stand for the Anthem" all 3 of which were traced back to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Western democracies are under right wing and Russian attacks. And I might be wrong but I bet you Fox News is
right in the middle of "it" too.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 09:35 AM

9. Take note of the groups that simply change names for these "issues"

When a "Jesus loves Trump" group becomes "Truckers for Jesus" one has to wonder


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Response to LPBBEAR (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 09:06 AM

8. It's all about creating chaos and discrediting Biden before the 2022 midterm elections.

The trucker protests, the Russian threat to Ukraine, the rising oil prices, the rising "inflation" (rightly called out as not inflation, but corporate greed by another DU poster today), the bomb threats to Black colleges . . .

Everything is an orchestrated effort to make Biden look bad so that the Repubes can take back the House and Senate. We can't let this happen.

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Response to LaMouffette (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 09:37 AM

10. And Trudeau. A concerted international political attack on democracy. Who would do that? Putin.

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Response to LPBBEAR (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 11:41 AM

11. A friend of mine said her Facebook account was hacked by someone strange

She is a white suburban middle aged woman who lives in Illinois. The same kind of account that could be exploited.

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Response to LPBBEAR (Original post)

Sat Feb 12, 2022, 12:05 PM

12. The corollary of Follow the Money is, Look at the Timing.

Wonder what else is going on in the world right now? Not saying they're linked. Not without evidence, but it is strangely coincidental

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