Wednesday, January 7, 2009
4Chan Makes News Again with ✈ ▌ ▌Meme
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After their July attack on Google, falsely promoting "Scientology is a Cult" and a Swastika on top of Google Trend, 4chan is in the news again, this time pushing up the trend the ✈ ▌ ▌symbols, graphic representation of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
A quick scan of 4chan shows all threads promoting the 9/11 symbol raid have since been deleted, but it is nevertheless universally recognized as another typical 4chan prank.
The punks over at 4chan are also blamed on the same day for the hacking of the MacRumours site's immensely popular live-blog of Apple's MacWorld, bombarding its feed with various vulgarities and the proclamation that Apple head "STEVE JOBS HAS DIED."
The National Post (URL below) covers these incidents:
Internet trolls strike again with push to make ✈ ▌▌ top Google search - Posted