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Friday, November 2, 2012

It's spreading: Facebook name-harvesting for fake Romney 'likes'

It happened to me about a week ago, when Facebook told me --- and all my contacts --- that I'd "liked" Romney.

I'd done no such thing.

It wasn't a fluke:

Boston Globe News Story:
http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/11/01/some-facebook-users-dislike-being-used-online-advertising-for-mitt-romney/4HAxE8p7s9vlrnDgufqW9J/story.html

Facebook page:
Hacked by Mitt Romney (https://www.facebook.com/MittYouDidntBuildThat?fref=ts )

In short:

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