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Facebook Says Surge In Random Gore Porn Is Coordinated Spam Attack

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Hear no, see no, be no

Where do you go from a headline like that. Seriously, my career as a tech blogger really feels like it was all leading up to writing something so simultaneously shocking and banal.

If you haven’t been among the lucky ones (Betabeat demands to know why we were overlooked), Facebook users have been complaining that horrific, violent pornography has been appearing their feeds. With the new timeline feature just released, users were understandably confused about where this imagery was coming from. Repressed memories, perhaps? “I noticed Facebook porn in my friend feed. New feature? No. A Facebook ‘virus’ shows hardcore porn and violent,” tweeted Christopher Justice, a CEO of an Austin-based online design firm.

Mr. Justice deserves justice, and Facebook is going to give it to him. ZDNET’s “Friending Facebook” blog updated their story this afternoon with the social network’s response. “Facebook has revealed the huge flood of links, videos, and images depicting pornography, acts of violence, self-mutilation, and bestiality, on the site is the result of a coordinated spam attack.

Our first thought was to pop over to 4chan and see if folks were discussing or claiming credit for the attack. But 4chan is down due to a DDOS, and apparently really bummed because they won’t get to be part of American Censorship Day tomorrow. So wait, 4chan is down and Facebook has become the home of the vilest pictures on the internet. Doesn’t anyone else see what’s happening here?

When 4chan goes down, the internet id that normally funnels through there has to be redirected somewhere else. It’s like those rivers of ectoplasm flowing through the sewers in Ghostbusters. So, via the transitive properties of male startup founders, Moot’s madness has become Mark Zuckerberg’s malady. Randi got out just in time!

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