Tony Ortega’s Dirty Tricks #42: Disinformation

If Tony Ortega had to choose a favorite propaganda devices we here at the blog would guess he’d pick ‘disinformation’ by a country mile. The fact is disinformation has long been Ortega’s go-to tool for muddying the waters and sowing discord in his various smear campaigns against those he designates as his “enemies”.

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Individuals Like Tony Ortega Are Reprehensible

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With court cases being delayed and investigations temporarily stayed amid the global pandemic, encouraging updates about Backpage prosecutions have been few and far between. 

Until now.  

On Tuesday July 28th, two men who pleaded guilty to trafficking an underage girl as part of a prostitution ring that operated in the

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Tony Ortega’s Dirty Tricks #36: The Firehose of Falsehood

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Over the years Tony Ortega has used many of the tricks of some of history’s most flagrant propagandists. Here at the blog we believe that sunlight is the best disinfectant, so with that in mind we’ve decided to expose some of the ‘dirty tricks’ hardcore propagandists like Tony Ortega regularly employ. 

The

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Tony Ortega: Dirty Money, Bloody Hands

Normally when we think of Tony Ortega phrases like ‘Backpage.com apologist’, or ‘child sex trafficking enabler’, or ‘fake journalist’ spring to mind. But the list of wrongs Tony Ortega has perpetrated and/or promoted doesn’t end there.

One has only to look at the myriad cases stemming from the Backpage debacle to see

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Tony Ortega’s ‘Optimal’ Online Troll Environment May Face Extinction

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Ever the hysterical anti-religion troll, Tony Ortega has – up to now – found a welcoming social media environment from which to foment his hate-filled conspiracy theories.

Darker corners of Social Media platforms, like Tony Ortega’s Twitter feed, have long provided an environment where, once any accusation has been

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Hard Times To Be A Wacko, Unemployed Basement-dwelling Conspiracy Theorist

Good news from Twitter as they announced this week that they are removing thousands of accounts and tweets that support the baseless conspiracy theories from its platform, citing them as having the potential to incite “coordinated harmful activity” — the sort that in some cases may lead to real-world harassment and other harms.

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Indoctrination Into Ortega’s Cult of Hate

People are social creatures. Long before recorded history human beings began to set up rules, both tacit and expressed, to coordinate their efforts in pursuit of everything from hunting buffalo to critiquing cave paintings.

Our need for socialization may, in fact, be one of our greatest gifts. It can also, however, prove

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What Would Tony Ortega Say to A Mother of a Child Backpage Had Trafficked?

As we’ve been hearing first hand about the true toll exacted upon the victims of Tony Ortega’s insidious Backpage lies, we’ve found the cost is measured in long-lingering pain and and the enduring suffering of whole families and entire communities.

Tony Ortega tried hard to sway public sentiment in favor of his sex trafficking pals

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The True Cost of Ortega’s Self-serving Deceit

When we last left the heart breaking saga of the mother whose daughter was coerced into the dark and dangerous world of Backpage and its illicit sex trafficking trade we learned that after days of no communication the young girl finally returned home, telling her mother very little.

The mother, who has asked to remain

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The Complicit Monsters They Are

“The phone rang and I jumped up to grab it, thinking it was the police. It was my daughter… Right away I began asking where are you? She responded by saying sorry for everything, mom.

…She was crying, I knew something was not right and became frightened. I told her tell me where you

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