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Hilarious sequence in NYTimes hoax (as told by @WikiLeaks)

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  1. Hilarious sequence in NYTimes hoax (as told by @WikiLeaks)
  3. 1. Block New York times campaign starts late March http://blocknytimes.org
  4. 2. BlockNYTimes campaign "wrests control" back over http://blocknytimes.org  and starts new twitter account @block_nytimes
  5. 3. Sunday morning, Anonymous & another other accounts start to tweet "Bill Keller opinion" article about bank blockade http://www.opinion-nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/keller-a-post-postscript.html
  6. 4. Bill Keller twitter account with one "I" switched for "l" starts tweeting article, asking NYTimes journalists to reweet.
  7. 5. NYTimes tech editor falls for it, re-tweeting to 125k followers. As do many others.
  8. 6. A variation on the PayPal blog gives a statement on the Block NYTimes / WikiLeaks issue http://www.thepaypalblog.co/2012/07/statement-on-nytimes.html
  9. 7. Nine hours ago, @journalismfest tweets WikiLeaks, A Post Postscript by @nytkeller http://www.opinion-nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/keller-a-post-postscript.html
  10. 8. Bill Keller apparently himself fooled(!) in the early morning retweets the "hoax" article tweet from from @journalismfest
  11. 9. Bill Keller apparently discovers his error 5 hours later and GOES INTO CAPS MODE https://twitter.com/nytkeller/status/229559080296005632
  12. 10. Inexplicably Bill Keller @nytkeller then tweets "I am now a world expert in dressage. Ask me anything."
  13. 11. Bill Keller @nytkeller then deletes the tweet showing he was fooled and later the bizarre "dressage" tweet.
  14. 12. WikiLeaks takes credit for NYTimes banking blockade hoax. But who else involved? http://www.opinion-nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/keller-a-post-postscript.html http://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade
  16. Screen shot of NYTimes exec editor Bill Keller unwittingly spreading Bill Keller hoax pic.twitter.com/tLlW77LA http://www.opinion-nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/keller-a-post-postscript.html
  17. Assange:"If the NYTimes cannot act with honnor to defend their 'sources' from economic censorship then we'll just have to do it for them :)"
  18. Yes. We admit it. WikiLeaks (Assange & co) and our great supporters where behind the successful NYTimes banking blockade hoax on @nytkeller.
  19. What is not a hoax, is that WikiLeaks is under illegal economic censorship by US financial insitutions and NYTimes says nothing. The rats.
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