UK Conservative party release fake videos days after been warned by the Electoral Commission

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UK Conservative party releases fake videos only days after been warned by the Electoral Commission

Only days ago the UK Government’s ruling party, the Conservatives also referred to as the Tories, were threatened with an indefinite ban by Twitter and warned by the Electoral Commission over their use of fake news, fake videos and false social media accounts.

The Conservative party changed their name and logo on their official and verified Twitter account to “Fact Check UK” and claimed to be an official fact checking body independent of the UK government. They then proceeded to tweet false information including claims and statistics supporting Boris Johnson as well as personal accusations and attacks against individuals they deemed a threat to their campaign.

Twitter has warned that should such behaviour happen again they would “take decisive and immediate action to rectify such behaviour”. Which a Twitter employee told Al-Sahawat Times may include either automatically deleting and reversing content or even a life time ban for the UK Government.

Ironically the UK is investigating Russia and China for meddling in international elections and the UK Brexit referendum, yet to date the only perpetrators the investigations have found have been the UK government itself.

The UK Government stands accused of interfering in elections, policies and inciting unrest in several countries via the use of fake news and social media amongst the countries accusing the UK of such crimes is China, who blames the UK for the violence in Hong Kong. British embassy staff in China were arrested earlier this year on suspicion of inciting riots among other charges.

Today the ruling UK Conservative party released a doctored video Labour MP Jess Phillips. The video was falsified to make it appear that the member of parliament was undermining the UK’s largest opposition party, the Labour party.

Labour MPs have spoken out this week about the large number of death threats from the UK’s growing extreme far right who support Brexit and oppose ethnic minorities.

The Conservatives once again used social media in particular FaceBook and Twitter to disseminate their fake video with the caption “MUST WATCH: Labour’s Jess Phillips undermines Corbyn’s manifesto by admitting they can’t or won’t deliver on their promises. With no clear plan for Brexit, Labour just can’t deliver.”

A gigantic slogan was digitally added to the video reading: “Labour: Not sure we can deliver on our promises.”

The UK’s ruling party also stands accused of using false allegations of sex offences and other crimes against key opposition figures including activists, politicians, lawyers and businessmen.

The former Scottish leader Alex Salmond stands charged with 14 counts of serious sex offences including offences in connection with rape.

Activists have claimed that the allegations are in retaliation to Salmond’s near success in achieving Scottish independence. A motion that has gathered ever growing support since the Brexit referendum. Activists and Human Rights lawyers argue that the charges are being used in order to warn current Scottish leader Sturgeon away from attempting to gain independence, something Boris Johnson has said he will stop at all costs.

The European Courts and International Courts warned the UK in light of the fake news scandal that the UK is acting as a “authoritarian dictatorship by suppressing true statistics and using falsehoods to disseminate damaging and misleading information.”

The UK is becoming rapidly known as the “King of Fake” a term historically used for branded goods from several key emerging markets, now rebranded for the UK’s love of fake criminal accusations, fake news and fake photos and videos.

Between Brexit, Prince Andrew’s recent public scandal, the long line of International and domestic laws that have been repeatedly broken and ruled against, the surge in false information and accusations by world leaders that it is the UK that is the key player in election meddling and fake news, they UK simply continues to become the global laughing stock.

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Esteban Gaviria
Periodista de Los Tiempos Al-Sahawat en Barcelona, España. Journalist for Al-Sahawat Times in Barcelona, Spain. Giornalista per Al-Sahawat Times in Barcelona, Spagna.