TikTok Activists Are Flooding A Texas Abortion Reporting Site With Fake Tips

TikTok activist Sean Black, who goes by @black_madness21, created a bot that makes it easy to submit fake tips to a “whistleblower” website created by the anti-abortion Texas Right to Life group.

Black explained that he got the idea after another user, @victoriahammett, suggested flooding the site with fake tips. He took the idea a little further and created a bot to submit a false report every 10 or so seconds.

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1034008380/tiktok-texas-abortion-ban-spam-website-activists

Did ESPN get scammed by a fake High School?

Bishop Sycamore played IMG Academy on a nationally televised ESPN broadcast, part of the Geico Kickoff Classic. From the start it was apparent to all that Bishop Sycamore was greatly outmatched to the the point where ESPN commentators, fearing serious player injury, were addressing the unfolding reality. “I think this could potentially be dangerous given the circumstances and the mismatch that we have here.

A fascinating story which describes the many levels of dubious claims that the “High School” put out while trying to come off as a legitimate football program.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association offered up this, saying the school’s “physical location, practice facilities, and roster eligibility could not be verified”.

That quote symbolizes just the tip of the iceberg that was exposed after the blowout loss Bishop Sycamore were handed in that game.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/03/espn-bishop-sycamore-fake-high-school-allegation-football-img-academy?utm_term=41f7041fff715bb2510273c6236a7931&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUS_email

Merchants are using Facebook to flood Amazon with fake reviews

Sellers seek shoppers on dozens of networks, including Amazon Review Club and Amazon Reviewers Group, to give glowing feedback in exchange for money or other compensation. The practice artificially inflates the ranking of thousands of products, experts say, misleading consumers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-merchants-secretly-use-facebook-to-flood-amazon-with-fake-reviews/2018/04/23/5dad1e30-4392-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html