Fake Quotes / Fake News

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  1. Jul 30, 2018
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Over the past couple of weeks, a few people have posted quotes from a twitter handle called _Castael. You can see the quotes in the spoiler below:

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    Every single one of those quotes are fake. There was a meltdown in the Liverpool post match thread because someone posted the 'Andreas on loan' one.

    He never said it, but because people repeat them as if they are true, they end up becoming accepted as fact when they're not and used as ammunition against the board, Mourinho or our players.

    When posting quotes from twitter, try to either check if the account is verified or (and this is my preferred option) see if the quote has been posted by multiple journalists or people associated with the club.

    The posting of these quotes aren't really helping the atmosphere on the caf at present and in future we will start handing out warnings to people who post them so if you do see a quote you know is fake, please report it for the staff to deal with.
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    Borden New Member

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    How fecking sad do you have to be to make up something like that :lol:
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Damn. That notification with the account name at the top literally gave me a heart attack, thought I was getting banned or something. :lol:

    Cheers.
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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    Right?
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    iluvoursolskjær Full Member

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    Appreciate the notification @Damien

    I had a similar reaction @el3mel :lol:
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    ti vu Full Member

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    Somebody must have done something to feel that way...;)

    On the other hand, I was cool as cucumber. Really...:angel:
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Yeah, I only do that for stuff that ideally as many people as possible should see. With your names at the start, you're more inclined to read/click and see what is up.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Don't lie. :lol:

    Fair play. :D
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    ArmandTamzarian Full Member

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    You see the thing with fake news is, it's not a tactic to make you believe in the fake news, it's to make you doubt the real news.

    It's still pretty pathetic to post fake quotes though.
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    Finn MacCool Full Member

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    Count me in as a member of the notification heart attack gang!
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Yep I'm a fully fledged member to. Wonder what the hell was going on.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    What type of weirdo would make up a qoutes like this? No wonder people are so confused. Maybe this is where I got the Mourinho "qoute" from, as I can't find the video. I will be more careful in future.
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    barros Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Me too :lol:
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    Just checked that account on twitter and that Castael is a United fan too. Imagine being that much of a c**t.
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    Think about what you've just written there.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    What's your problem?
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Holy smokes, that is shocking and also, unfortunately, not surprising.

    I managed to stay out of that fake news and propaganda nonsense. Alas, I've fallen prey with my love for football related tweets and rumors.

    Also, feck this guy.
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Yeh I was like shit... What did I post in the general that got people off. :lol:
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    Reddy Rederson Full Member

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    At first I thought, 'feck, what did I do to get a warning.' Read a little further. 'feck, did someone say it was me?'. Talk about an emotional roller-coaster :lol:.

    Thankfully, I dont use twitter. I dont even know how to tweet. I guess its just like posting on facebook, but you hash tag instead of friends or something? but anyway, I wasnt aware there was a shit storm enough to warrant its own thread. Fake news is just becoming more and more of a problem I guess.
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    The tweets have been verified as fake. From that point on you need to either ignore it all, or assume that everything else is false too.

    Buying in a little deeper and adding that he's a United 'Fan' is irrelevant and pointless at this point.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    I read his post history, he's clearly a utd fan or a very disturbed individual.
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    SER19 Full Member

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    :lol: the Neville quote in the notification
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    No Idea For Nickname Full Member

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    Yeah, I didn't click on it as I know I did nothing wrong.
    Anyway, next time think about my little ticky thicker.

    Seriously now, can that guy be reported to twitter police, or something? Why do people do that stuff, no personal life/bored, to get followers, to become famous, to feel important? What a waste of life.
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    Pavl3n Full Member

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    Never ever have I heard Mourinho use the word "bothered". Nor have I heard him discussing players' departures, whether on loan or leaving for good, in such manner.
    It's just that guy putting a massive spin on Jose's words.
    Pity if people believe in those tweets. Makes them look really silly.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    I don't understand why anyone would check some random guy on twitter for post match comments instead of checking Journalist's twitter account.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    For a second, I thought the mods were warning me for some fake news I put in :D
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    There are even Fake pictures of Willian and Toby in a united shirt.
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    Son Of Sam New Member

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    This is scary.

    The amount of misinformation doing the rounds is legendary.
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    Charles Miller New Member

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    Hard to believe any adult would trust in those quotes.
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    The issue is also that the United fan pages like utdreport, man utd stuff etc then repost the quotes and then they spread all over Twitter as though they are true.

    Sad that one Twitter account can send fake quotes so far around Twitter and without any credibility too.
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    Chairman Woodie Full Member

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    Thanks for the personalised notification.

    I can't understand why anybody would cite quotes from an unverified source. The quotes can be so easily checked.
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    RedPed Full Member

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    The wording in those tweets are all wrong anyway. They actually do sound made up. Jose doesn't speak like that.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    yes. Felt the same too.:lol: Im quite pleased it aint so right now:D:)
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    meamth Full Member

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    Because they want followers, retweets and likes!

    There is no better way to be famous than tweeting about United. "Notice me senpai" posts like this irks me.

    Thank you for the notification admins.