Saturday, March 11, 2017

4chan Finds and Desecrates Hidden Flagpole on Shia LaBeouf’s ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ Stream

Interesting demonstration of use/manipulation of current public information services...

Internet sleuths tracked down Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump “He Will Not Divide Us” protest exhibit on Thursday and disrupted it for the third time, replacing the white flag featured on the online live stream with a pro-Trump t-shirt and MAGA hat. analyzing flight contrails and even celestial navigation, users from 4chan managed to pinpoint the new location in under two days. Page Six reports 4chan users “started studying planes flying over the flag, and took note of flight times” in order to determine where it may be. They also “studied the sun and star patterns behind the flag,” as well as taking note of a picture of LaBeouf in a Tennessee diner to narrow down the area where the flag was hidden. A 4chan user in the suspected area drove around honking the horn of his car so that it could be heard on the video stream, allowing others to triangulate where the flag could be based on the driver’s location.

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