New York tech company Tekoso Media targeted by alt-right smear campaign from Youtubers and bloggers
As if the hordes of fake news, disinformative memes and conspiracy theories coming from the alt-right wasn’t already bad enough, some bloggers are now resorting to fake news as a revenge tactic in what seems to be a smear campaign against small New York tech company Tekoso Media.
The most recent meme I ran across that caught my eye was one that didn’t make any sense considering the facts about Trump’s recent visit to Texas in the aftermath of Hurrican Harvey. A doctored photo being shared as real by Trump followers on Facebook, which was picked up by HuffPo. Grabbing pussies clearly was the joke behind the original intent of the meme, but when it comes to the intelligence level of the average Trump fan, you’re not dealing with a full deck.
This attack against Tekoso Media, however, was in response to a DMCA take-down request made by the company against people apparently using an image created by Tekoso without permission. In a DMCA takedown request, the copyright owner must give their contact information to those they are making the request to, and it looks like those people started posting that contact information online, along with articles and videos claiming that the DMCA request was fraudulent and that Tekoso Media was a shell company run by the Democratic Party. The company, however, says that nothing could be further form the truth.
The company, in a series of statements, said that they were compiling data for a libel lawsuit expected to be filed this year. However, the smear campaign happened a few months ago and the topic has generally been dropped by the perpetrators, the original videos and articles being removed from their respective websites.