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Stephane Dion's phony MySpace page gets pulled

By tdotcspot     Jan 20, 2007 in Politics
Canadian Liberal Party Leader Stephane Dion was spoofed on a phony MySpace page.
A 27-year-old webdesigner told Canoe.ca that most people who set up MySpace parody pages, or phony pages for actual people, such as Stephen Harper and Wayne Gretzky, are either superfans, or really dislike the person they are impersonating.
Stephane Dion's faux page proclaimed "I decided to run for leader of the Liberal party, and won against the war-loving Iggy and the nude-diving Bob!" according to canoe.ca. It went on to say, "I won because 'my homies' (as they say en anglais) Gerard Kennedy and Martha Hall-Findlay helped me defeat Bob and Iggy (sic)."
Not much is known about the page's creator. He claims to be in his early twenties, and pulled the page because of media interest.
Fake MySpace profiles usually generate more public interest than legal trouble. Stephane Dion's office didn't know the page existed until they were contacted by a reporter earlier this week.
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