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We're now at the end of day two of wondering why a private Facebook account wasregistered to Sarah Palin's personal e-mail address, a profile listed under the name "Lou Sarah" that was "friends" with members of Palin's family and her political appointees, not to mention was used to "like" her own infamous public page. Palin hasn't given an answer, but when it appeared the profile was in the process of being taken down, she issued a statement saying her public page was her only account. If the "Lou Sarah" account was hers, the statement was technically right at that point; because it was coming down, she did only have one account. So we reached out to Facebook, who sent us back a statement on why the account went down. "The account was found to run afoul of our terms and it was disabled," wrote Facebook official Andrew Noyes. "Facebook has always been based on a real name culture." He refused to say whether it was Facebook acting alone or a request by either the Palin team or somebody logged in as "Lou Sarah" that prompted the removal of the profile.


Facebook has always been based on a real name culture. This leads to greater accountability and a safer and more trusted environment for our users. It’s a violation of our policies to use a fake name or operate under a false identity, and we encourage people to report anyone they think is doing this, either through the report links we provide on the site or through the contact forms in our Help Center. We have a dedicated User Operations team that reviews these reports and takes action as necessary. We will consider removing a profile if we determine that it is not authentic and false information is being communicated on it. We also have technical systems in place to flag and block potential fakes based on name and anomalous site activity.

This is a standard Facebook statement, but we had no idea Wonkette is the "technical systems" Facebook uses "to flag and block potential fakes." They should probably compensate us for that.

Meanwhile, the very mysterious "Lou Sarah" is gone forever. And the world hasn't heard another peep out of Palin or the loyal collection of taxidermic animals who are her media team.

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Donald Trump held another great big slob picnic in Orlando, Florida, last night, where he "announced" the "start" of his 2020 campaign, which will be exactly like his 2016 campaign except for the minor detail that he's actually been in the White House since 2017, which is really a bummer, man. Still, it's no reason he can't run as an outsider who vows to protect everyday Americans who believe he's just like them. The rally was a mishmash of the same damn shit he's said a million times before, and the rubes loved almost every minute of it except for the boring parts when he talked about stuff he's supposedly achieved in office, because not even his supporters care about trade policy or tariffs. They want an enemy, and they want to be told they and Trump will destroy that enemy together because they are the real Americans. So that's what Trump gave them, again and again, a feast of fear and resentment designed to get them to the polls. It was enough in 2016, and Trump thinks it'll do the job in 2020.

If there was anything new in the speech -- which was mostly Trump reading from a teleprompter, plus the expected weirdass asides -- nobody has identified it. He complained about the press and the crowd chanted "CNN sucks," and he explained what a threat to the nation Hillary Clinton is -- in fact, he mentioned her eight times during the 80-minute rant.

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