4chan Looking to Take Down Rebecca Black With 'Operation Black Friday'
The infamous /b/ message board has been aflame with activity lately, with members of the 4chan underworld working to patch together an anti-Black campaign dubbed 'Operation Black Friday.' The community seems determined to retaliate against the teenager, who appeared on 'Good Morning America' today -- though it's still unclear how they plan to go about doing so.
A call to action making its way around message boards reads: "here are some simple orders. 12pm est, start calling the school with all of the numbers and tardy bulls---, fax as many nudes of ANYTHING (girl blowing horse for example) and put rebecca's name on it. at 1pm est DDoS Ark Music Factory. at 3pm est, start requesting her (sorry excuse for) music on the radio"
Some users have already begun gathering and sharing the singer's personal information. A former student at her middle school recently posted the school's address, as well as a map of the campus and a copy of the academic calendar. Other 4channers, meanwhile, have been using social media to unearth the girl's contact information. According to Gawker, the trolls have already come up with a list of six possible home addresses.
Some, however, have questioned whether a campaign against a teenage girl may end up backfiring on 4chan. "I fully support the action against Ark Music Factory, though think about how the media could spin targetting a 13yo girl," wrote one user. "They would try to use it to discredit and smear the name of Anonymous, potentially detracting credibility from future efforts."
A GMA poll currently shows that 63-percent of respondents (2054 users) think that the web's reaction to Rebecca Black "isn't too harsh." Her GMA interview from this morning is below.