This weekend the news began to spread like wildfire that Anonymous intended to take down Facebook on November 5ie on Wednesday. The threat would have been published in the British newspaper The Independent, although most of the media reported the alarming news from the RT portal, the Russian news agency known for two reasons: to support Putin and his interests whatever he does and whoever be and publish the most varied and ridiculous hoaxes in order to achieve notoriety. A search in the British newspaper on Facebook and Anonymous offers no recent results. Will RT have managed to sneak a goal in?
Well no, this time RT was not to blame. The digital medium that first published the news was News telecinco and has provided a link to the original article. The problem is that said article was published on November 2, 2012. Some media outlets that have taken the opportunity to republish the RT piece have copied a literal text of it, which referred to the fact that “this Monday” the apocalypse of Facebook. But this year, November 5 falls on a Wednesday. Because it was two years ago that the Independent published the threat.
Not that Anonymous has the capacity for such a thing, of course, as is evident from the fact that they failed to destroy Facebook two years ago. According to Planeta Incógnito, the origin of the hoax would really be in the Year Zero magazine, who would have shared a link to the Russia Today article on his social network profile. A hoax, in short, which has also been echoed by Cuatro, Qué.es and Europa Press, among other media.
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