Anonymous Doesn't Actually Want to Destroy Facebook

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Stop backing up your Facebook photos, because hacker collective Anonymous' plot to kill the 'book was all a big misunderstanding. Not a hoax, exactly; there was once a plan by an Anonymous user named Speakeasy and associates to raise awareness about Facebook's privacy policies and start an alternate social networking service. The originators of the idea handed over the reigns to the social network, Anonplus, to others, but left scraps of their work behind. Like in a game of Telephone, those scraps were distorted in the hands of other Internet trolls and eventually it was made to seem as though Anonymous was hell-bent on Facebook's destruction.

This is what happened, according to a message from Speakeasy on Pastebin:

Nobody ever removed the channel [ed.note the channel outlining #OpFacebook], and so at some point rumours began as to what #opfacebook was. The plan before it was scrapped had been a mass deletion of facebook accounts, however it was decided that a mass deletion of facebook accounts would occur on november the 5th, however this was decided to be a bad idea and so it was removed from the pad. Unfortunately, this left only the draft of a message to facebook, warning that they would "never forget" the 5th of november. At some point, somebody saw the near-empty channel and joined it. Rumours were spread ranging from 0-day exploits in facebook to physical attacks on the server. Soon #opfacebook gained around 40 people who expected an attack on facebook. The sudden growth of the channel, and the rumours of an attack on facebook brang swarms of mediafags, and then everything turned into a mess similar to the one you'd expect if shit his a fan. And not hard shit - kind of soft and sticky shit.

Media outlets (including us) reported on the alleged #OpFacebook, and Facebook reps even sounded concerned, but Anonymous itself denied it. The whole thing is just the work of other random bored Internet people. Your Facebook profile is safe.

Previously: Anonymous Wants To Destroy Facebook

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Tudor
Tudor

and here was I thinking this was Google trying to kill it's competition

Blue
Blue

Anons, to my taste you're just a bunch anarchists. However some of you did post a video claim to shut down Facebook on Nov 5 (and let FB Admin 2 additional months to store and sell out users' data, how very fuckin smart!) Everybody was pretty much convinced. Now you are saying it was all but "terrible mistake". How come can you be so damn ball-less! FB committed crimes against people privacy, it is well-known fact. There are hundreds and hundreds of FB policy victims articles and posts on the net, check 'em fuckin out! But (most!) probably one of you, softlads, is getting his nice slico of dosh at FB, so of course, why would turn it down, right? Well, I think, and I bet thousands of people would share in, that after all those theatrical threats, and claims, and pompous messages of yours to the fuckin world, if you do not carry out your OP_Facebook or whatever it's called, you'll not only lose the trust and credibility in the eyes of your recent supporters, you'll just look like a bunch of jerks, and at this point you ARE jerks.

facecrap sucks
facecrap sucks

that sucks, this obese giant needs to be taken down, and with force!!! anti-social networks are destroying our population and our privacy and causing disgraceful television shows like jersey shore among others starring adult 3-year-olds. other countries actually view American citizens as all behaving like these children who don't deserve a pacifier to suck on, much less a television show!!! Please, Please Anonymous, take down facecrap!! 

Anonymous
Anonymous

The problem Anonymous has with Facebook isn't the"anti-social" behavior it breeds, but with the personal informationthey distribute and don't allow you to permanently delete. Even if Anonymous issuccessful in their DDoS attack (or whatever they have planed) and Facebook isdown for a week, there will just be a mass exodus to another social networklike G+. In order for this "anti-social" behavior to stop or lessen,society will have to change its way of thinking to realise that face to face communicationoffers us much more personal interaction than what we get by updating ourstatuses. IMO

 

Aster
Aster

Exactly. Wouldn't mind the total and utter destruction of fbook. Privacy is indeed still in danger. Nasty fuckers.

Anonymous
Anonymous

 I think i would have to agree with Edwinalneji. Anonymous is a collective decentralized ground. One person can't speak for the entire group. Even if this didn't start out as an attack on Facebook's servers, it could have transformed into one. If Anons have decided to Attack, than that's the will of Anonymous, that's how the organisation works. Just remember anyone can speak for Anonymous but that doesn't mean that's what a collective of Anons believes or wants.

anonymous br
anonymous br

I can not speak English but I know q agree with his revolutionary thoughts I'manonymous and I agree more with this operation destroys facebook

You
You

 I Agree with you. That's the point of anonymous.Personally I think that the main goal of the collective is to inform the people of the flaws in our society and to take pacific action towards the people that are exploiting those flaws in our society.

Cursedcodien
Cursedcodien

I agree with both of you. Anonymous is a collective decentralised group. But there is one thing I have to point out - it could save your career in the long.

"and to take pacific action" < "and to take specific action" "pacific" should be specific. We are not committing warfare in the ocean. I mean no offence. Simply help. 

Nomail
Nomail

"shit his a fan"

Edwinalneji
Edwinalneji

Who said all that? "Nobody can speak for Anonymous"... remember? Then who could confim that these are false informations?

guest
guest

Your Facebook profile is safe.

Your privacy is still in danger, though. Death to Facebook!

Dave Sharp
Dave Sharp

Damn, I think everyone was looking forward to this. 

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