It seems the Emma Watson nude scandal has taken on a new unexpected twist with the purported announcement by hacker group Anonymous that they have now resolved to go after the secret cloak cyber entity SocialVEVO behind this week’s Rantic stunt.
The surreal revelation comes off the back of reddit subreddit board, fappeningdiscussion where last night a user, voodoobunny77 posted links which attribute vigilante hacker group Anonymous intent on exposing those behind the intimidation of actress Emma Watson as well as the calling of censoring of the internet. At the end of the links, the user would surreptitiously ask if this too was another hoax?
The notice links to a youtube video where a reader wearing a Guy Fawkes mask proceeds to tell the following:
‘Citizens of the world, we are Anonymous, as you all know several celebrity news stories have been linking all over the internet recently.
A few days ago a website called emmayouarenext.com emerged, this website had a timer ticking down saying that once the time ran out it would leak news of Emma Watson. This website displayed the 4chan logo to lead people into believing it was 4chan’s doing. It was not.
We have tracked the ip address to a site owned by a marketing company called Rantic. We are engaging operation Thunderdome. They are threatening Emma Watson for their own agenda, they have released a new statement saying, ‘the internet needs to be censored.’
Rantic has done more than attack 4chan it has now attacked internet freedom itself. We will expose you Rantic. We will show the world you were the one threatening Emma Watson.
Information is free. We are anonymous. We are a legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Rantic expect us.’
Below the video the following description reads: Published on Sep 24, 2014
FULL STORY HERE!!!! https://i.imgur.com/QPI0mVT.jpg
You think you can threaten emma watson?
You think you can place the blame on someone else?
You think you can censor the internet?
You thought wrong!
The actions of Rantic require legal prosecution. Emma deserves an apology and compensation for damages.
Similarly an accompanying paste bin notice (edits our own to protect the identity of accused individuals, emails and phone numbers excluded) purporting to expose said individuals behind SocialVEVO/Rantic reads as follows:
INFO ON THE EMMAYOUARENEXT.COM HOAX CREATOR aka SocialVEVO aka Rantic Marketing aka FoxWeekly
Note: XXXX YYYY are father and son. I’m pretty sure the son is the one behind the hoax marketing bullshit. I don’t know if the father is involved but it is possible he is. I’m posting the info of both because it’s difficult to tell which is which. Father and son used to live and likely still live at the same address.
Note 2: Other people may be involved with this, but he seems to be the head ringleader. “Joey Betancourt-Florez” claims to be the owner of FoxWeekly. I’m not sure if this is a fake person or a family member of Jose’s.
Note 3: The Emma hoax and 4chan framing appears to be entirely for notoriety and financial gain. The shilling and conspiracy does not appear to be related to SJWs or Gamergate, Florez is just taking advantage of current events.
Commentators on the reddit discussion board would proceed to debate the veracity of the threat purportedly made by Anonymous, with some wondering if it was another set up or if Anonymous had legitimately taken to protecting 4chan and the right to not be censored. Other commentators suggest that even if 4chan or any other outlet was muzzled, users would simply move to another forum.
The initiating operator,voodoobunny77 then leaves the following statement below speculating as to who may be behind this week’s Rantic hoax and that if one makes an effort to look up twitter #Gamergate and #shutDown4chan and #ShutdownRantic you might have more info.