According to a recent news by local source ‘Stuff,’manysponsored posts had recently emerged on the renowned social media platform Facebook,that includesthe image of the PM of New Zealand with headlineslike“New investmentset upfor Kiwis” and targeted atseveralagegroupswithin thecountry.
The postscoupledto afauxnewsweb sitethatlooked as if it wouldbe impersonating CNNTech, with articlesincorrectlyclaiming that the country’sTreasury Dept.hadsimplysigned a $250 Mln dealto purchase a companynamed as‘Bitcoin Revolution’.
The faux article focused on the line:
“This iswherethe futurelies.”
However, after Stuffrevealedthe posts to Ardern’soffice, the latter filed acomplaintto Facebook,after which they took down the the sponsored content including the image of the PM of New Zealand, the reportadded.
Furthermore, itseemsthatthis is oftennotthe firsttime thatfauxnews sites have associated the image of Ardern for the crypto promotions. Ainterpreterat the PM’sofficewas quoted asaddingthatthe no.of suchfauxads has becomelarge, evenfor themto trace.
Adding further he said:
“Weare notable tomanually or digitally monitor the increasing volumeof fauxnews that fraudulently usespicturesof the Prime Minister.”
The news isone moreinstanceduring whichcrypto scammersareemployingsocial media giants such as Facebook, Twitter etcto market fauxcampaigns targetingwebusers.
As reported earlier also, a similar instance occurred on Twitter also where a verified Twitter account impersonatingenterpriserElon Musk had been allowedto marketa tweet for a crypto giveaway scam.