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The Fake News Pipeline: How A Small-Time Clickbait Farmer Is Spreading the Gospel of Big Oil


Business  (tags: astroturfing, literal "fake news", social media, Louisiana First, Tiger Swan, Nick Johnson, aliases )

Judy
- 14 days ago - pastemagazine.com
Successful astroturfing can be used to bolster the darker elements of capitalism. Actors with fabricated identities fooled numerous people about supposedly nefarious pipeline opponents. What was the connection to Tiger Swan?



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Judy C (97)
Sunday September 10, 2017, 6:34 pm
Be sure and watch the two short YouTube videos near the beginning and the end of this piece.
 

Judy C (97)
Sunday September 10, 2017, 6:46 pm
I should have said watch the first and second videos, because there is a third phony satirical video, too, closest to the end of the article. I was referring to the two videos that have the same actor talking. This whole thing is so outrageous.
 

JL A (282)
Sunday September 10, 2017, 7:15 pm
Slimy ethics do create slimy timelines of choices. Thanks Judy
 

Judy C (97)
Monday September 11, 2017, 2:30 am
What's terrible is that any of this totally fabricated stuff is readily swallowed by people with no ability or desire to seek out the facts.. Lies like these take on a life of their own.
 

Kay M (45)
Monday September 11, 2017, 3:08 pm
Good afternoon and thank you for this article - which I read and noted- also the video - which i watched---being from LOUISIANA I am very interested in anything to do with oil drilling- pipelines- and fracking- I DO NOT WANT ANY MORE OF ANY OF THEM IN MY STATE---I WANT TO CONCENTRATE ON GREEN CLEAN ENERGY---- WIND AND SOLAR- I WANT ALL WATER PROTECTED- I WANT ALL INDIAN LANDS PROTECTED- I WANT OUR GATORS- AND SWAMP CREATURES PROTECTED I WANT OUR -WETLANDS- PROTECTED- THEY ARE JUST NOW STARTING TO REGENERATE SINCE THE HORRIFIC B.P. OIL PLATFORM EXPLOSION AND THE MURDER OF 11 WORKERS- WE SUFFERED A LOSS OF A HUGE PART OF OUR ECONOMY AND WAY OF LIFE DOWN HERE- SO STAY AWAY WITH YOUR LYING CROOKED WAYS OF TRYING TO STEAL OUR RESOURCES AND ASSETS----sincerely KAY M.
 

Eternal Gardener (745)
Monday September 11, 2017, 4:22 pm
Criminal!
 

Sheila D (28)
Monday September 11, 2017, 6:20 pm
Thanks for sharing, Judy. The rabid Right seems to have no boundaries; they will stoop as low as their sick minds can imagine. Can it get worse? It seems so.
 

Freya H (361)
Monday September 11, 2017, 7:04 pm
This dirty trick proves that Big Fossil Fuel is scared. If they felt secure and smug, they would have no reason to hire mouthpieces like this dork in order to spread such B.S. Jobs in renewable energy are soaring. Big Oil's days are numbered.
 

Darren W (218)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 2:19 am
Yes it does. . .

Shared news story over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Roberto MARINI (112)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 9:30 am
THANK YOU judy
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 10:04 am
Some will sell their souls for cheap.
 

Judy C (97)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 12:45 am
This does indeed show desperation on the part of the fossil fuel companies, as Freya points out. That's the good part of this.
 

Winn A (177)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 6:51 am
OMG
 
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