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#1
So yesterday, did anyone else see Anonymous successfully convince the world for a short amount of time that Kanye West was dead? They pushed "Kanye West dead" to the top of Google's search suggestions and "RIP Kanye" to the top of the Twitter trends.

They even started circulating a fake news story which actually began popping up on other news sites. I don't have a picture at the moment, but Fox News even fell for it and had a huge Kanye picture on their home page with the headline "Rapper West dead at 32". The subtitle said "sources report..."

Apparently /idiots/, Facebook, and Twitter are trustworthy sources for Fox News.

Discuss.

EDIT: if you go to Google and start typing his name in, "kanye west died" is still one of the first suggestions

EDIT2: found it:

Last edited by jetfuel495 at Oct 21, 2009,
#3
rip kayne
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#4
I think Kanye's hoaxed death was the best hoaxed death of all time.
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#9
How did they say he'd died? It best have been something hilarious...
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#10
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I think Kanye's hoaxed death was the best hoaxed death of all time.




Not surprising nowadays. People will believe anything.
#11
Never noticed this. Maybe I should watch the news more often.
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#12
I'm sure someone was thinking to themselves "how can I make the entire world smile for a few minutes?" It worked for me.
#13
He should be happy the search results don't say is a douchebag anymore.
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#15
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They said it was a car crash with multiple parties involved.

Has to be believable.


True enough.
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#16
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Anonymous............Fox News even fell for it

of course. way to go Fox
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#18
Way to go /b/
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#19
Hey Kanye, I'm happy for you, Imma let you finish but Michael Jackson death was the biggest death of all time! OF ALL TIME!!!

*leaves*
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#20
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Way to go /b/


/b/ is not Anonymous.

Although I have no doubt that /b/ played at least a part in this prank just like they normally do.
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#21
*image added to OP*

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/b/ is not Anonymous.

Although I have no doubt that /b/ played at least a part in this prank just like they normally do.

Actually, /b/ started it, I just didn't want to name them
Last edited by jetfuel495 at Oct 21, 2009,
#23
I thought it was true for a moment, and that moment was great.


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#25
Haha, Fox!
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#27
Never realized how powerful Anonymous is. I guess they own the internetz
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#28
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Hey Kanye, I'm happy for you, Imma let you finish but Michael Jackson death was the biggest death of all time! OF ALL TIME!!!

*leaves*


Is this a meme I see, good sir?

Wow, that's a legit hoax, thoughl. For a community of basement dwelling retards, /b/ sure knows how to prank.
#29
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Never realized how powerful Anonymous is. I guess they own the internetz

they owned the internetz before the internetz were even around.
and they owned me long before i knew about them.
they're that powerful.
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#31
It was all Taylor Swifts doing. She's probably sitting behind her computer in her mansion right now, laughing manically.
#33
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#34
they should keep faking his death and then finally kill him for real. Then people will go "Meh... about ****ing time!"
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#35
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It was all Taylor Swifts doing. She's probably sitting behind her computer in her mansion right now, laughing manically.


probably lol
#36
You can say about /b/ what you want, but they sure know how to troll the world.
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#37
Imma let you finish, Kanye, but Johnny Knoxville has the best hoaxed death of all time! of all time!

'The story went that Johnny died when his parachute failed to open while he was skydiving from a biplane... and eating from a giant jar of baked beans. '

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#39
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You can say about /b/ what you want, but they sure know how to troll the world.

sure do
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