May 25, 2004

Nazi blog spam for Google PageRank

[Really! Shades of "Hitler's Doctor's Dog" again]

It turns out that Gary Lauck (remember, an honest-to-God(win) Nazi) has been posting his phony "Rabbi Jokes" protest message to more than the GrepLaw site. He's put the message on several small news sites and spammed by various blog comments. Just do a Google search for the words:

rabbi jokes removejewwatch

Moreover, for the website field in the comment entries, he's giving , to try to make it seem a legitimate activist protest. There's one phrase in the message that didn't appear in the version I saw yesterday:

Internet activists are urged to cut-and-paste this announcement and insert it into forums.

That is, we have a Nazi, masquerading as an anti-Nazi, going around blog-spamming supposed protests of his own site!

I suppose he thinks he'll win either way - if people get angry at the spamming, they'll blame , and if he can stir-up a protest, he'll get attention and status in the Nazi community.

It's common to use anonymity/pseudonymity to attack other people. I've heard of cases of people pseudonymously promoting themselves. But this is the first time I've ever truly seen someone engage in an extensive series of posts pseudonymously protesting himself!

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in google | on May 25, 2004 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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This Nazi propagandist is just ahead of the curve. I rather expect other people to use fake protests to promote themselves.

Posted by: Ernest Miller at May 26, 2004 07:58 AM