Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Spoof is always with us

A video blog by the Conservative leader has been targeted by cyber-hoaxers supporting the UK Independence Party reports The Times.

A group called UKIPhome, which claims to be “unauthorised but proudly pro-UKIP”, has produced a video parodying the similarities between Mr Cameron and Tony Blair, which appears on a website with a similar address to the Tory leader’s own blog.

The parody video on has already been viewed more than 7,000 times while the authentic Cameron website on had received 160,000 hits, according to a spokesman.

It was inevitable and is just the kind of thing that every company involved in Social Media outreach should consider in their plan. It is an issue but nothing to get too excited about.