I’ve got some good news and some bad news.
Q: What is the “good news”?
A: Twitter suspended this guy (“Adam Flanders”) and right quick . . .
Nov 22, 2018 - 1:12 pm EST
Twitter deletes fake LifeSiteNews page linking to Paypal acct named after gay activist
FRONT ROYAL, VA, November 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A fake Twitter account impersonating LifeSiteNews asked readers of the pro-life and pro-family website to follow it and unfollow our real account.
The fake account asked people to donate to a Paypal account that was in the name of “Adam Flanders,” a pro-homosexual activist who recently compelled the company that hosted our website to kick us off their servers.
A Nov. 18 tweet from the fake account @LifeSiteNews stated: “Please Follow Us Here @LifeSiteNews. Following a recent attack by a homosexual activist, our other account is in jeopardy so we are migrating everything here. Please unfollow @LifeSite and don’t forget to donate using the link in our profile! God Bless!”
A number of LifeSiteNews fans alerted us to the suspicious account. We reported the account to Twitter and it was suspended within two hours.
LifeSiteNews fans who visited the fake account were presented with a Paypal link, misleadingly titled “paypal.me/lifesitenews.” Clicking on the link brought one to a Paypal donation page. The name appearing on the page was none other than “Adam Flanders,” the LGBT activist and convicted sex offender who has tried to shut down LifeSiteNews — and who has succeeded in shutting down other pro-family websites — with even less savory tactics . . . .
Adam Flanders name has surfaced several times in the past several months and it at least looks like he is pushing an agenda that is pretty disordered/dishonest (or something or somebody using this guys name is).
Q: OK. What is the “bad news”?
A: It was apparently not found via Twitters algorithms and had to be “manually reported” first to get the ball rolling on this.
But kudos to Twitter for responding rapidly when notified.