The internet was sent into a panic when a user on Discord appeared to be part of an online terrorist organization. On December 2nd, 2022, TikToker @sillyy_ posted a video captioned "what did bro do to obtain this ☠️☠️☠️. The user, who also goes by the name ‘sillyy’, had the following message in his Discord status:
‘ⓘ User is suspected to be a part of an online terrorist organization. Please report any suspicious activity to Discord staff.’
The message caused a lot of users to report sillyy to Discord, but it turns out that he was just trolling. He later posted a video on TikTok explaining that he had changed his Discord status to see how long it would take for people to report him.
Silly set his status to "ⓘ User is suspected to be a part of an online terrorist organization. Please report any suspicious activity to Discord staff" in an effort to play a prank on his friends and fellow community members. He then spread the word through TikTok, leading many to believe that he is wanted by the authorities.
However, it was soon revealed that silly's status was nothing more than a clever prank. This raised concerns about the ability of online users to manipulate public perception and cause unnecessary panic or confusion.
The TikTok video got over 5.8 million views in a month. This is the earliest known piece of content to share the copypasta, although it likely existed on Discord prior to this date.
You can check how much audience and attention this "silly prank" of sillyy's (no pun intended) got:
One of the major issues with this situation is that it highlights the difficulty in verifying information online. With the anonymity of the internet, it is often hard for individuals to determine who is behind a particular account or message. This can make it difficult for them to trust information they see online.
Additionally, the use of fake accounts and false information can further complicate matters. Users can easily create multiple accounts to evade detection and spread misinformation to confuse others.
In conclusion, the Discord user's fake status is a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by individuals in verifying information online. It also highlights the need for individuals to be vigilant and verify information before sharing it on social media or other online platforms. It is crucial for the internet users to stay informed and aware of the various tactics used by individuals to play pranks and spread misinformation. It is also important to have a good sense of humor and not take everything seriously online.
While sillyy’s prank may have been harmless, it just goes to show how easy it is to fool people on the internet. So, be sure to always double check before you believe everything you see!
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