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Emma You Are Next, A website purporting to leak private photos of Emma Watson has now been found out to be a coordinated hoax to get 4chan shut down. Yesterday internet sleuths discovered who was really behind the website so the countdown timer was pushed to today.

Now when you visit the website you are greeted with:
The trick began after Emma Watson's powerful U.N. speech where she discussed feminism and her "HeForShe" campaign.

Also, it is a really bad idea to provoke 4chan, just saying.

Another year, another small iPhone update touted as "revolutionary" and "life-changing." Pssshhh. 4chan knows better than that. Time to "cook" up another scheme to reel in another "wave" of gullible iPhone users.

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On the heels of Miley Cyrus' pregnancy rumor that made the rounds earlier this week, a group of 4chan pranksters are now out to spread yet another vicious rumor that the controversial pop idol has contracted HIV.

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Add this to the list of reasons why you should never believe anything you read on the Internets. In a carefully planned scheme to sabotage many early iOS7 adopters, a group of pranksters on 4chan decided to get creative with a series of fake (yet convincing) Apple-esque ads claiming that the latest OS software update will make iPhones waterproof (which is false, of course) along with a fake Facebook post from Apple CEO Tim Cook. It's not something that everyone would fall for, but apparently a few people on Twitter have accidentally destroyed their phones while testing its waterproof feature.

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A group of pranksters affiliated with 4chan have successfully managed to pull off their polling scheme to fix the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the TIME Magazine's Person of the Year, according to the Daily Dot.

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A new polling scheme is on the rise over at 4chan to make North Korea's third-generation dictator Kim Jung Un the "People's Choice" in TIME Magazine's Person of the Year. As of 2 p.m. (ET) today, Kim Jung Un is trailing Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy as the second ranked candidate in the poll. Back in 2009, 4chan pranksters staged an upset by voting the website cofounder Christopher Poole (a.k.a Moot) as the World's Most Influential Person.



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