Engineered Chaos: Swedish Teens Riot Over Paedophile Instagram Account

21st Century Wire says… As we can now see, Facebook and other social networking giants will be playing their specific roles in the coming internet chaos and clampdown – by merging online applications and thus enabling mass invasion of privacy, virtual problem-reaction-solution scenarios can spark new outrage and be used by regulators and professional trolls (see below) to engineer new Hegelian outcomes designed to target normal users – and hit out at other free speech further down the line. No one asked for Instagram to be part of Facebook (originally designed as a private social network) and it’s data munching capabilities – it just appeared out of nowhere, and is being used to foment yet another new crisis. Why can’t Facebook just protect its users’ personal data instead? 

Oh, and surprise, surprise – this story also appeared in the Mainstream News on the very same day – about how Facebook’s new policies allowing Instagram to use children’s photos and data, via its photo-sharing service that Facebook bought in August, “could be exploitative”… really?

And we also found this story about the corporate clampdown on privacy for social networks, also on the same day (yesterday) – so work it out where you think Facebook and the digital cartels are heading – and who they are coordinating their efforts with. We believe free speech online is the ultimate target of this progression.

Watch this space…

Foreign Policy
Elias Groll

Rioting broke out in the southern Swedish city of Gothenburg today over an Instagram account that posted photos of local underage boys and girls alongside sexualized captions.

Hundreds of students descended on a high school in Gothenburg, where it was thought the individual behind the account attended, resulting in a large (by Swedish standards anyway) police deployment to break up the crowd. When police arrived, students threw bottles and rocks. According to reports on Facebook, the students had gathered at the school to beat up a girl thought to be behind the account.

What began as an apparently isolated incident at the high school, Plusgymnasiet, quickly spread around the city as angry teens left the school and headed to the city’s center. In total, 27 teens have been taken into custody. The school will be closed tomorrow after a Facebook page was posted encouraging students to continue to attack it.

Swedish police attempt to calm social unrest following Facebook’s dodgy enabling of Instagram abuse.

The fracas began after a request for photos of “sluts” generated hundreds of photo submissions. The instagram user, whose account has been suspended, posted the photos alongside lewd comments, setting off a firestorm among local teens. The account posted about 200 photos since its launch Monday and described the subjects of the photos as “sluts” and “whores” and also included information about their alleged sexual activities. Some of those whose photos were included were as young as 13.

This isn’t the first time this year that a firestorm of criticism has erupted over non-consensual photos of teens posted on the internet. Reddit, the popular link aggregator, was forced to shut down a section of its website called “jailbait,” which was devoted to user-submitted photos of sexualized teens. The ensuing debate over privacy on the internet became crystallized in the controversial online persona of Violentacrez, who started the jailbait section. Gawker outed the man behind the account as Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old software programmer.

The news out of Gothenburg comes on the heels of an announcement by Instagram that they are overhauling their user agreement to allow the service to use users’ photos for commercial purposes without their consent. My guess is they probably won’t be using these photos.

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8 Responses to “Engineered Chaos: Swedish Teens Riot Over Paedophile Instagram Account”

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  2. john Says:

    ha, ha, good, anyone that is on facebook or twitter deserves the police on their front door, take them away and lock them up, never to hear from these morons anymore, good, this is what you get when you belong to a CIA website, called facebook and twitter

  3. Ed Largy Says:

    Facebook is all about discovering who you are so they can use your personal information on you one way or another. People comply with this because it’s all about free communicating and speech, BUT that will stop when all the guns are off the street. We have another Nazi Germany in the making. In fact the Jesuits had everything to do with creating Nazi Germany and is a prototype of the present Nazi America.

  4. Chris Jacob Says:

    We are wrong. Internet itself was given by the PTB, DARPA. When was the last time, the rulers did something good for the human race…let me think..hmmmm..NEVER…

    Internet is just like TV, our generation haven’t got a hang out it yet. May be in couple of decades we will know, what truly Internet is.

    Now and then, they GIVE something to humanity to keep us enslaved. Internet is part of it. While they gave you net, they took away 100 other things…we have not figured it out yet.

    Facebook, Instagram and 100 other things on the net that main stream projects is run from the CIA or NSA or other three letter agencies.

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