the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Board of Education candidate Dan Creed claims someone using “fake Facebook profiles ” has been attacking him and Board candidate Muhammad Mahmoud . Creed immediately called for you guessed it, “civility” .
Dan Creed posted on Facebook ,”I spent most of the day yesterday calling anybody I could think of to see if they knew her or had heard of her- nothing.
I sent several messages to her through Messenger- nothing. Public records- nothing. Tax Records- nothing. I asked one of the administrators of this site who was posting with her if she knew her- she did not.
Everyone will have to decide for themselves, but one thing I do know is that if true, this stuff does not belong in our town.”
Another poster ,Anne Goebel-Krstelj commented .” No horse in the race either, to borrow Laura’s expression but plenty of alternate explanations for the above observations. I choose not to spend time posting pics on Facebook and so you won’t see much activity or even a profile picture for me. When we moved here, home purchase was fully completed by me including mortgage and related records. Until we took advantage of a great refinancing option some years ago, my husband’s name would never have shown up in RW tax rolls and house was in my name only – even though he was a resident. People who routinely participate in Buy Nothing / freecycle / recycle Facebook groups know that Messenger can be problematic if you don’t regularly communicate with someone – it is quite routine that one cannot see messages from someone they are not friends with. Fake profiles would be nasty thing to do so sure hope that’s not it. Were you actually conducting a paid search of records?”
Humm…………………….so a couple of observations , first its easy to create a fake Facebook profile ,Facebook critics often refer to Facebook as Fakebook , not really sure in this case what would be the upside ? Ridgewood is a bit clique-ie making this hard to pull off with any credibility .
The second and more sinister view alleges that coming from a group of people who call everyone a racist who attempt to debate them, use words like “civility” to silence dissent and have threatened to “silence ” people (whatever that means) for voicing opinions, some readers have suggested its a put up job by desperate candidates looking to gain sympathy ,cast dispersion’s on their rivals and grab power . In time we are sure the truth will be told .