Ran into the craziness that we call Facebook once again. Once again, I’m questioning myself, WTF are you using that platform.
Backstory goes, I read an article in the Daily News: “Students for Trump founder John Lambert sentenced to 13 months for posing as lawyer”
The article is about John Lambert. John Lambert, 25, posed as Eric Pope. Here’s the story from the paper:
He was a Student For Trump, but definitely not a lawyer.
A judge slammed the founder of Students for Trump as a “cold-blooded fraudster” before sentencing him to 13 months in prison for posing as a lawyer.
John Lambert, 25, pretended to be Eric Pope of the Manhattan-based firm Pope & Dunn. He falsely claimed to be a graduate of NYU Law School with a finance degree from the University of Pennsylvania and 15 years of experience in corporate and patent law.
The baby-faced scammer from Tennessee admitted to running the racket from 2016 to 2018, which targeted people who had little or no experience seeking legal advice. Victims sought Lambert’s help through the freelancing website Upwork. He earned at least $46,654 through the legal advice he was totally unqualified to give.
Judge Valerie Caproni called Lambert “a cold-blooded fraudster who cared not a whit about the victims of his fraud.”
I thought, I’m going to share this news on Facebook.
I couldn’t. Facebook said it violated their community standards. Said something about spam, fraud, and security. I replied to the screen, “What?”
I read the article again and vetted it with multiple sources. It was true. Was it spam? Not by my definition, but perhaps by the Facebook wonders. Security? Apparently, it thought that I could be a bot.
That wasn’t explained.
But I tried one more time. Presto. The article was posted.