The story goes that a group called "Conspiracy for Good" obtained a leaked video from "Blackwell Briggs" a UK security company. The video below
is a plea from the CEO to lawmakers to pass two controversial pending legislations to limit facial recognition software to accredited businesses.
The video alone is convincing as it is a very high quality 4 minute video. Nokia is never mentioned but the phone that the CEO uses as part of his
plea is clearly a Nokia made phone.
Both the site "Conspiracy for Good" and "Blackwell Briggs" were registered a week ago.
The scary part is that they invent a famed violinist working for "Conspiracy for Good" that publishes the leaked video only to "disappear" a
couple of days later - presumably the victim of foul play by the Blackwell Briggs.
This type of marketing is simply sick and will no doubt continue to blur the lines between truth and lie in the future. With a couple of tweaks this
could have easily passed the smell test and fooled many.
Here is what I think. Companies are jumping on the conspiracy theory wagon. The 2012 fever has given rise to conspiracy theory becoming popular right
now, thus we will see more companies using CT in their advertising. Us CTers have money to spend too.
I don't think this has anything to do with Nokia, it just happened to be a Nokia phone that the guy was using. This kind of thing will only serve to
help dismiss real issues with hoax marketing campaign.
Edited to rework last sentence due to new understanding.
Originally posted by airspoon
I don't think this has anything to do with Nokia, it just happened to be a Nokia phone that the guy was using.
[edit on 26-5-2010 by airspoon]
You might be right. This is very early in the viral marketing - according to the comments on the website I linked to above this is originating from
Tim Kring the creator of the TV show Heroes. A commenter with supposedly inside knowledge does admit that Nokia is involved. The quality of the
videos are very good so someone with a lot of cash and something to sell is involved.
The shocking part is that they actually found some people to say it was a great idea and it would make them feel safer. I don't see how film of you
being beaten to a pulp or stabbed should make you feel safer.
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