WSJ Facebook pages hit by ‘comment flashmob’
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A German group claiming affiliation with Anonymous told followers to flood the Journal's Facebook pages with comments this afternoon. The group is protesting a Journal article comparing the online hacking group to Al Qaeda. Comments began on the Journal's German-language Facebook page then spread to the main page. Commenters were instructed to post this message:
"Dear editors of the German Wall Street Journal, You equated Anonymous with Al-Qaeda in your February 2012 article and the related coverage. With this type of coverage you may be able to stir up fear in the United States, but not in the land of poets and thinkers! With this comment, we would like to oppose the deliberate dissemination of false information and express our displeasure with your lobby journalism. We are Anonymous. We are millions. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us!"