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Anonymous vs Facebook: #OpFacebook a fake?

Few days ago, there were announcements all over the media and RT’s on Twitter about #OpFacebook, and a video announcement that Facebook will be destroyed by Anonymous on November 5th because of its privacy regulations.
Today, @anonops wrote:

“TO PRESS: MEDIAS OF THE WORLD… STOP LYING! #OpFacebook is just ANOTHER FAKE! WE DONT “KILL” THE MESSENGER. THAT’S NOT OUR STYLE #Anonymous ”


Now, there are some things that could be interpreted as somewhat of a contradiction, since a few tweets after that @YourAnonNews actually confirm the action:

“@anonops there are in fact a Op to disrupt facebook… it may have nothing to do with the video, but I have been in the chats.”

and @anonops kind of washes their hands, distancing from the Op.

“#OpFacebook is being organised by some Anons. This does not necessarily mean that all of #Anonymous agrees with it.”

Few tweets later, they point out that

“[snip]Important things are happening in the world to deal with quirks like #OpFacebook.[/snip] “

In my point of view, it was somehow expected, since Anonymous is not your everyday single-minded organization with a head (or tail), but makes me wonder how strong and widespread #OpFacebook will be and what the consequences will be. Facebook is a giant, and perhaps Anonymous will bite more than they can chew?

On the other hand, maybe #OpFacebook is already a success, because a lot of people are already more aware that there is something fishy about Facebook’s ever-changing Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

@Unknown452 says:

“+ the OP is already a success. Ppl now know that what’s entered on FB, stays on FB & know what they do with our data.”

What the consequences of Anonymous attack on the social giant will be, remains to be seen, but one thing is certain – the battleground is getting more and more widespread and there is a cyber war going on, whether you like it or not. It is not all black and white as it was before, and there are shades of gray everywhere, so it is highly advisable to use your head and not take things for granted.

It is not just a simple matter of choosing sides, but a history (or future?) in the making, and history doesn’t walk on two, but a few million legs today and it is impossible to completely grasp it.

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