Anonymous threat to black out Internet is fake attack, real scam

Goal of gaining attention and wasting time by making users worry is already accomplished

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It's very likely, however, that Operation Global Blackout will never happen.

An ameliorative video posted Feb. 9 – by someone other than the one who posted the other videos, claimed all the OpBlackout and OpGlobalBlackout threats were attempts to raise awareness "of what we can do, not what we will do."

The propaganda is fooling the wrong side

The op itself is almost certainly a scam designed to attract attention and distract law enforcement, though it is also possible it's a real op launched by a subset of Anonymi who weren't able to attract enough support to make it a serious effort.

Either way it appears the main power blocs within Anonymous have either acceded to or joined in the effort to make OpGlobalBlackout a bigger, more effective hoax by no longer debunking it publicly.

That change, the go-team cheers of many who want to see it succeed and worried Tweets from those who fear it will have built OpGlobalBlackout into a phenomenon, easily accomplishing the goal of attracting global attention to the operation, Anonymous itself

The propaganda is confusing many who are already on Anonymous' side, some of whom believe it's a terrible idea, others worry about being left out of an operation that might be real.

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