I see this more and more every year. Someone who is opposed to a school board candidate. They create a fake Facebook id, come off as some type of person of knowledge and authority, and blast the hell out of a candidate running for school board. They go on the candidate’s campaign page and start writing awful and untrue material. I like to call these people cowards. If you can’t use your real name while slinging dirt, go someplace else. This already began in the current school board campaign season. I won’t go into details about what was said against a candidate, except to say the dirt that was slung had absolutely nothing to do with that person’s qualifications as a school board member. Nor did it really have anything to do with the qualifications of the candidate as a human being. It was just ugliness hidden behind a coward who should know better. I have no doubt that if this coward were to be in the same room as the candidate they would politely smile and perhaps even shake hands. Get a life coward!
When you see this happening, and you have never heard of the person before and they have NO mutual friends, ask yourself what their agenda is. In any school district, a person should have least one to two mutual friends on Facebook. If they don’t, assume the name is as fake as the person behind the fake name. School board candidates should just ignore these kind of trolls and block them on Facebook. School boards are voluntary. It isn’t an all-out attack on a candidate’s personal life. This happened with the recent DSEA election and I called “Sam Muskrat” out at that time.
Sure, I go after school board members and candidates all the time, but only on education thoughts, never their personal life. If it doesn’t have anything to do with education or the things I write about, that person’s private life is private.