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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
User avatar #141 - hatersghate
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(08/05/2012) [-]
But I am 99 percent certain this is fake. Because this is an old 4chan trick. Often after a notable shooting happens, 4chan users spread fake screenshots that show the perpetrator was a 4chan user and had posted of his plans beforehand on 4chan. Recently, for example a 4chan user trolled the media by pretending to be posting from inside a home that was besieged by police. It's sort of an instant online urban legend. 9gag is basically a safe-for-work 4chan clone, where users share images and memes, and they've apparently picked up the same stupid prank.
User avatar #142 to #141 - hatersghate
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(08/05/2012) [-]
Internet troll scholar (yes, they exist) Whitney Phillips has written a blog post with more background on the 9gag connection. She explains that the prank was probably launched by 4chan users, who have a long-running operation to "frame 9gag for everything terrible on the internet."
User avatar #143 to #142 - hatersghate
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(08/05/2012) [-]
Did you guys read the article?
#148 to #143 - anon id: d89d788b
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(08/05/2012) [-]
Lol, you're so ******* stupid. Everyone on /b/ started this rumor that 9fag had an involvement in the shooting, because we hate 9fag. And James Holmes DID post on /b/ before the shooting. I was in the thread.