INTRO: According to Wikipedia, Roger Jason Stone is an American political consultant, lobbyist, author and a convicted felon. A convicted felon, who is also a confidant and a top advisor of the current President, Donald Trump? Well, if that also does not make you believe that he is actually a convicted felon, then listen to this.
FBI Reports :
According to the newly opened FBI search warrants, Roger Jason Stone who is a political consultant had bought over 200 fake Facebook pages back in the year 2016 to mainly damage the reputation level of some rival political parties and then later also used them to defend himself against some major changes.
Stone is a person who has a very high reach probability in the political world as he has good relations with some of the big names like Trump since way back. This man was under investigation for making conspiring theories with Russia during the 2016 Presidential elections but he was never charged, though. But also, he was served 40 months of prison for the time for lying to Congress.
But nowhere comes, a joint petition by some of the 5 major news outlets named— CNN, Politico, the Associated Press, The Washington Post and The New York Times, they all have made the FBI open more than 30 search warrants for them to looking into Stone’s communications.
As per the FBI records, a former person who can be called the “right-hand man” of Roger Stone revealed that Stone only had ordered him to buy hundreds of fake Facebook pages back in the year 2016. All of this included old and new pages, and Stone only instructed him to make the pages look like real ones to make a conspiracy.
After getting his hands on these fake pages, Stone ran political stories that damaged the opponent party’s reputation. However, when he became a prime suspect for conspiracy charges later, he used those pages to run ads that defended himself.
Now, the use of fake Facebook pages to promote stories of political agendas violates the social media company’s policy of inauthentic behavior. And as it was back in 2016, we hope that those fake pages have been removed as Facebook tends to clear out fake accounts and pages from time to time.