Rumor that Anonymous is trying to kill Facebook is a fake

OK, not completely fake. Some Anon want to do it. Most think it's a waste of time, or a lie.

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For a bunch of people who troll others by starting fake rumors, hack the web pages of major newspapers to post fake stories and generally spread chaos and disinformation, members of Anonymous fluster easily when someone trolls them.

Despite a rash of stories claiming Anonymous is trying to destroy Facebook – a sentiment it's hard not to sympathize with, though the mechanics and point of doing it are both pretty foggy – the hactivist group is not actively trying to destroy everyone's favorite private-data leak.

It did start encouraging people to cancel their Facebook accounts a couple of weeks ago and bragged loudly about getting 100,000 to sign off (a number that may be wrong and can't be attributed to Anonymous, anyway).

"opFacebook," the supposed effort to bring down Facebook permanently, however, is a fake, according to the more public members of the faceless federation.

anonops AnonOps
TO PRESS: MEDIAS OF THE WORLD... STOP LYING! #OpFacebook is just ANOTHER FAKE! WE DONT "KILL" THE MESSENGER. THAT'S NOT OUR STYLE #Anonymous

anonymouSabu The Real Sabu
ATTN Media: Don't get trolled by trolls pushing for #opFacebook. It simply does not exist. Even if we get 100,000,000 people to delete accts

GroupAnon Anonymous
As far as we are aware, #Facebook is NOT being attack by #Anonymous. If it's down for you, take it up with @facebook#anonops#opfacebook

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