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n/a | May 20, 2012 | huldah1776

Posted on 05/20/2012 4:57:22 PM PDT by huldah1776

Today, my son's name and the name of his close friend, were in a message posted to my facebook page saying that they "liked" Barack Obama along with a link to his facebook page.

Considering my son is a deployed Marine with limited access to the internet and the time there is in the wee morning hours, I contacted his friend who is also rarely on facebook and asked him if he had recently "liked" the article. He said he hadn't.

Do you think it possible this is a political hack?

Just wondering.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: facebook; facebooklike; hacking; obama
I use facebook as my own version of Free Republic, usually posting USMC info, pro-life articles, etc. Easy way to vent.
1 posted on 05/20/2012 4:57:29 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

I wouldn’t put it past this administration to do something so underhanded and dishonest.


2 posted on 05/20/2012 5:02:14 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: huldah1776

I wouldn’t put it past this administration to do something so underhanded and dishonest.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 5:02:23 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: huldah1776

I wouldn’t put it past this administration to do something so underhanded and dishonest.


4 posted on 05/20/2012 5:02:43 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: huldah1776

Capture an image if you can but I bet it was on the right side as an advertisement.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: huldah1776

There has been a bit of hacking gone on lately. I would toss it up to that and not some big boogey man thing that the poster after you wrote.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 5:06:23 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: huldah1776

We use FB to keep track of a few friends and relatives who don’t do much email. About the only things we post are links to articles that are anti-Facebook/Zuckerberg.


7 posted on 05/20/2012 5:07:33 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: huldah1776

If the friend has not liked the page, it seems a little fishy. I assume you would know if your Marine son likes or detests the current President, and if he isn’t a fan, neigher should show up that way.

The feature you are seeing is common in the ad program. I work with clients on Facebook advertising and use it frequently. The ad will identify your Facebook friends who like that page....it is an attempt to gain more attention to the ad and hopefully elicit action (click or like).

It is possible this is a site that is not Obama specific (such as Politics.com or something similar) that both your son and his friend like...and they are running an ad featuring Obama in the image or text. It sounds from your post that it was not this situation. You may want to ask that friend again to double check and make sure he is not a ‘fan’ of Obama on Facebook. If not, I am not sure what else it would be. If you see it again try to take a screenshot and post it to see (with names covered, of course).


8 posted on 05/20/2012 5:08:16 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: huldah1776; kingu

sidebar ads will often say “All of your friends are using this” or “so and so, and 4 other friends like this”

It’s a lie. It’s just randomizing things. Why ? Because Facebook.


9 posted on 05/20/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: huldah1776

My sister isn’t on much but she apparently “liked” everything there is to like on FB, lol.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 5:09:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: passionfruit

Me neither.


11 posted on 05/20/2012 5:11:54 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: huldah1776

I recall talking to someone how we shouldn’t celebate 3 million likes on sarah palin’s facebook page because obama have like 20 million likes and someone told me that the likes on facebok aren’t legitimate “like”. Maybe theres some conspiracy that I’m not aware of in some circles on how obama campaign harvest the “likes”


12 posted on 05/20/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: huldah1776

I wouldn’t put it past Obama’s thugs to do that. They want everybody to think our military love him as much as the lefty media.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 5:14:18 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: huldah1776

I’d have to see the exact post but it may be that someone posted something negative about the chosen one with the heading, “Obama”. In that case then someone who would click on “Like” would mean that he/she likes the negative comment. ??


14 posted on 05/20/2012 5:34:55 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks huldah1776.
Today, my son's name and the name of his close friend, were in a message posted to my facebook page saying that they "liked" Barack Obama along with a link to his facebook page.
When ya do click "like", among the new 'you may know' friend suggestions is a midwife from Kenya.


15 posted on 05/20/2012 6:06:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kingu

No, not an ad, it was on my timeline with a link to his page, as if, come to think of it, someone put it on MY page. I just hid it, like I do sometimes for the on the edge Marine humor. :)


16 posted on 05/20/2012 6:12:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
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17 posted on 05/20/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

LOL - Come to think of it, about a year ago, one day someone posted a couple of pro-gay, pro-death things to my page. I quit then but got back on to chat with my kid and now his unit uses it to post pics etc.

I wish they would only use e-marine. Now if e-marine set up a system where he could ring me like skype and text chat, that would be perfect! AND supposedly secure.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 6:29:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
social networking sites are notorious for presumptuously encouraging "connections" and affinities where the algorithm suggests there might be.

it's like a vacuum -- they figure if they turn it on, it'll suck you in.

19 posted on 05/20/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: huldah1776

there was that time some brown-nosing FR hack that took over my profile page last summer...


20 posted on 05/20/2012 6:49:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: huldah1776

I got rid of Facebook and twitter this weekend! Free at last!


21 posted on 05/20/2012 7:16:00 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: huldah1776
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22 posted on 05/20/2012 7:24:32 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: real saxophonist

Use http://gunzee.com instead...at least you know it is freeper approved.


23 posted on 05/20/2012 7:56:26 PM PDT by willyd
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To: huldah1776

I too have ‘Liked’ Obama’s page, only to blast him on it. Without ‘liking’ a page, you cannot comment in it.


24 posted on 05/20/2012 8:00:45 PM PDT by montag813
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To: passionfruit
I wouldn’t put it past this administration to do something so underhanded and dishonest.

I wouldn't put anything past this administration.

25 posted on 05/20/2012 9:00:26 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I wouldn’t put anything past this administration.


I would.

Honesty.

I don’t think they are at all capable of it.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 9:52:16 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Empireoftheatom48

I got rid of Facebook and twitter this weekend! Free at last!

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LOL. How hard is it to be free of something you freely chose to be a part of?


27 posted on 05/21/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Empireoftheatom48

You do know they have 100s of pages of data on you, your posts, and your various likes and dislikes, right? They still have every bit of it on their servers.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: huldah1776

Just a guess: He walked away from his session without logging out, and the next Marine “liked” 0bama on your son’s FB as a prank. Maybe it’s a hazing thing they all do to make a big joke out of our POS POTUS, and to teach a lesson on protecting your online identity.

Remind him to be more careful to log out fully from shared computers.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 8:24:36 AM PDT by Carlucci
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