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    "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To

    "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To Get Rich

    Brian Kolfage, the decorated Iraq War veteran spearheading the massive, viral fundraising campaign to build President Trump’s border wall, who has a history of peddling right-wing misinformation on Facebook, pushed the limits of misleading content in pursuit of online traffic and profits until he was ultimately banned from the platform, according to multiple former employees and a review of internal communications.

    The 37-year-old has spent more than a decade carefully crafting his public persona as an altruistic, conservative public figure, but people who have worked with the veteran told BuzzFeed News he can be vengeful and malicious, and that the pursuit of profits above all else fueled his behavior.
    BuzzFeed News reviewed a cache of internal emails and text messages from several of Kolfage’s former employees and acquaintances that show how he pushed to sensationalize and fabricate right-wing content on Facebook to amass clicks, manipulate users, and in the process, make hundreds of thousands of dollars a month in advertising revenue. In one text, he claimed to run a “multi-million business.”

    In addition to Lowery, three sources corroborated the documents and their experience with Kolfage, but were afraid to go on the record, citing his past behavior of lashing out and threatening legal action against those who have spoken against him.

    Former employees told BuzzFeed News that Kolfage instructed his crew to produce Facebook content to more flagrantly convey a false narrative, in one instance photoshopping former president Obama’s head onto another body to make it appear as though he was having an affair, with the caption, “BREAKING!! OBAMA BUSTED!!! VIDEO LEAKED!!”

    “You’ll love this one ,” he texted employees during a conversation about manipulating images.
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ation-facebook

    It goes on to describe a network of facebook pages, fake news sites, and real news sites this guy uses to generate clicks from gullible Trump supporters.

    This guy is not on your side, he's taking advantage of you, just like Trump is... They see how easily manipulated you are, and they jump on it. This should really make you stop and examine your lives.
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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    But he’s a disabled veteran, and therefore infallible.
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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtEx. View Post
    "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To Get Rich





    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ation-facebook

    It goes on to describe a network of facebook pages, fake news sites, and real news sites this guy uses to generate clicks from gullible Trump supporters.

    This guy is not on your side, he's taking advantage of you, just like Trump is... They see how easily manipulated you are, and they jump on it. This should really make you stop and examine your lives.
    It should, but it won't. They are too blind and too stubborn to take notice.
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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

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    "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To Get Rich





    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ation-facebook

    It goes on to describe a network of facebook pages, fake news sites, and real news sites this guy uses to generate clicks from gullible Trump supporters.

    This guy is not on your side, he's taking advantage of you, just like Trump is... They see how easily manipulated you are, and they jump on it. This should really make you stop and examine your lives.
    Geezus. The man is a con artist.

    A year later, he used GoFundMe to collect $16,246 for a veteran mentorship program. The campaign closed in February 2015, and the funds went directly to Kolfage, Bobby Whithorne, a GoFundMe spokesperson, confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    According to The Hill, Kolfage set up a similar GoFundMe in 2015 with the donated money going directly to him. https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...gedly-pocketed

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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    Wasn’t there a contentious thread begun when this fund was first reported?

    Many were skeptical and many were “all in......”
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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtEx. View Post
    "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To Get Rich





    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ation-facebook

    It goes on to describe a network of facebook pages, fake news sites, and real news sites this guy uses to generate clicks from gullible Trump supporters.

    This guy is not on your side, he's taking advantage of you, just like Trump is... They see how easily manipulated you are, and they jump on it. This should really make you stop and examine your lives.
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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    Within a day or so after he set up that GoFundMe page to help build a Wall it was reported that because of the laws, none of the money can go to the wall. Yet people kept giving. He's a conman and he's going to keep most if not all of that money.

    I'd like to feel sorry for the people who gave, but I can't. Reminds me of the people who give their hard earned money to a Televangelist who wears $15,000 Italian suits and lives in a $10 mil mansion.. Hard to feel sorry for people that gullible.

    Sometimes I think people want to be conned, Trump's making fools of and conning millions too, but they don't care.
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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtEx. View Post
    "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To Get Rich





    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ation-facebook

    It goes on to describe a network of facebook pages, fake news sites, and real news sites this guy uses to generate clicks from gullible Trump supporters.

    This guy is not on your side, he's taking advantage of you, just like Trump is... They see how easily manipulated you are, and they jump on it. This should really make you stop and examine your lives.
    Was there ever any doubt?

    I think we all knew this was a Trumpian scam designed to take advantage of the base from day one.
    Jeez, did you do really do something that stupid? You were as Dumb As Donald!

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    Re: "I Felt Dirty": Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake New

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Within a day or so after he set up that GoFundMe page to help build a Wall it was reported that because of the laws, none of the money can go to the wall. Yet people kept giving. He's a conman and he's going to keep most if not all of that money.
    I wonder if Trump will make a grab for it?

    Trump could threaten to denounce the guy if he doesn't agree to make a big show of handing the money over to Trump, and Trump could promise to give half of it back.
    Jeez, did you do really do something that stupid? You were as Dumb As Donald!

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