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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:18 PM

Founder of viral fundraiser for Trump's border wall has questionable news past

Source: NBC News

The Florida man behind the GoFundMe page, a triple-amputee Iraq War veteran named Brian Kolfage, spent a large portion of the fundraising campaign’s description outlining his past, including a bolded section titled “How do you know this is not a scam?”

He implored users to look up his history, pointing donors to his verified Facebook page, and saying “I'm credible and a real person.”
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The fundraising page doesn’t mention Kolfage’s most recent business venture, a Facebook page titled Right Wing News and a ring of affiliate sites that frequently trafficked in conspiracy theories. In October, Right Wing News was pulled down by Facebook in a sweep of more than 559 pages that the company said were “using fake accounts… to drive traffic to their websites” or “were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate.”
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Kolfage also ran Right Wing News’ shuttered affiliate sites including VeteranAF and FreedomDaily, which pushed false conspiracy theories, like ones claiming Hillary Clinton was secretly hiding deadly illnesses and fake voter fraud stories days before the 2016 election.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/founder-viral-fundraiser-trump-s-border-wall-has-fake-news-n950636

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Reply Founder of viral fundraiser for Trump's border wall has questionable news past (Original post)
SunSeeker Dec 2018 OP
Initech Dec 2018 #1
SunSeeker Dec 2018 #2
Racerdog1 Dec 2018 #3
Honeycombe8 Dec 2018 #4
DRoseDARs Dec 2018 #5
mountain grammy Dec 2018 #6
SergeStorms Dec 2018 #7
dlk Dec 2018 #8
kimbutgar Dec 2018 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2018 #10

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:22 PM

1. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!!!



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Response to Initech (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:25 PM

2. LOL

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:40 PM

3. What isn't a scam

 

Anything to do with Reich wing assholes is a scam. Love fucking with these assholes.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:43 PM

4. I wonder if all those people are going to lose their money...

while Kolfage goes off on a nice cruise with his new yacht, bought w/his spoils.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:55 PM

6. trump suckers and their money

soon parted..

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:25 PM

7. Gee, a Russian stooge.

A right-wing Russian stooge. Excuse me while I recover from shock..OK, I'm done.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:26 PM

8. What a Surprise!

As the saying goes, "there's a sucker born every minute."

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 01:52 AM

9. Guy looked liked a grifter like the monster he supports

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 04:10 PM

10. Another deplorable

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