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Shell Oil's Social Media Nightmare Continues, Thanks To Skilled Pranksters Behind @ShellisPrepared

Forbes -- Two months ago, an “Arctic Ready” website appeared online. Festooned with Shell Oil’s logo, it purported to be a site dedicated to educating the public about Shell’s drilling for oil up North. It even included an interactive “ social media” component — an “ad generator” allowing visitors to caption photos supposedly provided by Shell. It looked a lot like Shell’s own Arctic-focused section of its site. But it is and was a fake, created by anti-Shell groups — Greenpeace and the Yes Men. And despite the fact that it has been reported as fake repeatedly, visitors continue to be duped by it and so it continues to generate controversy for Shell.


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Submitted Jul 25, 2012 By: leemun
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=> Just goes to show you, the eco left terrorists (green peace, sierra club and the like will stoop to any level). By "any means"... a credo often championed by marxists, socialists and communists. <=

Actually what it's called is "satire". What the hell have you been reading? Because it obviously wasn't the article...


=> It's free speech. Satire. Amazing how righties are obsessed with the 2nd amendment but think there are laws against making fun of dirty corporations. <=

Amazing, isn't it? The sycophant zombies come out of the woodwork, chanting "yes master, may I have another?"


[Edited by: sluggopyle at 7/25/2012 9:23:44 AM EST]
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Just goes to show you, the eco left terrorists (green peace, sierra club and the like will stoop to any level). By "any means"... a credo often championed by marxists, socialists and communists.
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Good! Oil companies commit crimes (like the BP explosion in the Gulf killed ~12 people), but apparently, corporations aren't considered people in this situation. Since we the people can't hold them accountable, I'm glad that Greenpeace is doing something.
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Free Speech!!
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You can post anything you want these days on the web.
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Oh well........
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poor shell
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Maybe Shell should take note.
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Hmm...
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Very funny.
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Greenpeace losers
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meh
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Big brother can take it off
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Greenies false information and lies
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Yet another example of tree hugger lies and false information!!!
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Welcome to free speech? Then again, if the site appears that authentic maybe they can get them on copyright infringement.
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It is a pretty funny send-up of Shell's advertising, if you realize that's what it is; that said, I would think Shell has an easy trademark infringement case here, since the site doesn't announce itself as a parody at any point - and clearly many visitors don't figure it out either.
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GreenPeacce manipulators
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It's not a "loophole." It's free speech. Satire. Amazing how righties are obsessed with the 2nd amendment but think there are laws against making fun of dirty corporations.
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The price of trying to capitalize on social media.
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Sounds like Greenpeace has found a loophole in current law. Likely that won't last.

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One of the pitfalls of social media...
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