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Offline Maik

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Amy Hamilton hoax
« on: Monday, 03 February, 2014 @ 22:58:59 »
A poster appealing for help finding “missing” six-year-old girl Amy Hamilton has been shared thousands of times on social media – despite being a racist hoax by a right-wing propaganda group.

Last year the Croydon Advertiser revealed that there was no Amy Hamilton.

Yet that has not stopped the “missing” poster resurfacing, and this week it has been shared thousands of times on Twitter and Facebook.

Croydon police told the Advertiser: “These types of hoax appeals are, at best, extremely unhelpful and distasteful and can potentially divert public attention away from genuine appeals.

“We rely on the support of the public and media to help us when we release appeals to find our most vulnerable missing people.

“The support we get for these appeals is fantastic, but these hoaxes can really damage the effectiveness of genuine appeals.”

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Amy Hamilton hoax
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 04 February, 2014 @ 17:19:20 »
According to the article the group published the "story" in their blog which they called the "Daily Bale" - I am not making this up!! Even more remarkably the author rejoices in the name of Steven Sodholmy - says it all really.   :blink: