Anonymous trolls internet by ‘tweeting out Greta Thunberg’s personal phone number’
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Members of hacker activist group Anonymous have tricked the internet into thinking they've exposed Greta Thunberg's number.
Earlier this week, former professional kickboxer and social media personality Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania after authorities raided his home - both he and his brother are facing allegations of human trafficking and rape.
There's been speculation online that Tate's arrest was aided by environmental activist Greta Thunberg after the 19-year-old and Tate got into a Twitter spat.
On Wednesday (28 December), Tate beefed Thunberg by boasting about how many super cars he has and the pollution they cause. This resulted in Thunberg responding with an epic comeback, to which Tate then uploaded a video of himself.
In the video, a pizza box can be seen on a table with a company logo on it which allegedly helped identify Tate's location and aid police in his arrest.
Despite Thunberg's hilarious response to the arrest and many taking to social media to praise the environmentalist for supposedly helping police find Tate, Anonymous took to Twitter to joke some members of its group have been left divided over whether or not Thunberg is a 'hero'.
Anonymous took to Twitter to not only question Thunberg's 'hero' status, but to pretend to expose her phone number: "Despite what other admins here are saying about Greta being some hero, we're not all in agreement.
"We believe she needs a wake up call at the moment. So, here's her phone number: 760-706-7425. Let her know how you feel. #AndrewTate #FreeTopG."
Many social media users have been quick to leap to the bait, rushing to their keyboards in the environmentalist's defence and to express their disappointment in Anonymous - a group which is highly regarded by many, particularly for its stance and actions against Russia.
One wrote: "Wow. Really? If this truly her phone # this is disgusting."
"Well, I guess that makes it abundantly clear where you stand. Thanks for the wake-up call. His violent, misogynistic rhetoric will never. ever. ever. be acceptable. Blocking you. It's been real," another said.
A third commented: "WTF?????"
However, others have pointed out the post is clearly a joke - if you type the number '760-706-7425' into Google, it comes up as a 'Rick Roll' number, a.k.a. an internet prank number which also comes in the form of a link which takes you to a video of video of Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up'.
Hats off to Anonymous.
One said: "Damn, we got some easy to bait people in the comments here lol."
"Do any of you know how to use google? It’s been around a while now," a second commented.
While a third wrote: "I can't believe how people think you're serious."
However, another resolved: "Anonymous remember that people assume you don’t have a sense of humour so it would never occur to them that this is a joke and that is not Greta’s number."