Mourners outside the shop where one of the Malaysia Airlines crash victims used to work. Photo: Reuters.
No, we're not talking about Buzzfeed. Click fraudsters "are setting up fake Facebook pages in the names of Australian MH17 victims to profit from a lucrative internet scam," reports the Canberra Times. "At least six fake Facebook pages have been set up using the names of victims killed when the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine." Each page contains one link to a blog that promises info on the crash, but instead barrages users with pop-up ads for "online gambling, get-rich-quick schemes, and other dubious products and services."
If they did it, they didn’t use an SU-25. [Locklin on science]
An article in The Wire, citing mostly tabloid and Ukrainian government sources, claims that locals and separatists looted the wreckage of MH17, creating difficulties for forensic investigators.
Xeni Jardin recaps the latest news from Ukraine, where securing the crash site of Flight MH17 remains an open question
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