Thursday 26 April 2018

Emma web threat thought to be hoax

Emma Watson
Emma Watson

A threat to actress Emma Watson on a website thought to have been set up by internet trolls behind the nude celebrity photo leak appears to have been revealed as a hoax, according to reports.

Earlier this week a web page entitled Emma You Are Next, featuring an image of the Harry Potter star next to a countdown clock, appeared to have been created by a user of image-sharing website 4chan, on which lewd photos of celebrities including actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton were posted last month.

But now the website redirects to, purporting to be a "social media marketing enterprise", with a message to United States president Barack Obama urging 4chan be shut down.

A message on the redirected site reads: "We have been hired by celebrity publicists to bring this disgusting issue to attention. The recent 4chan celebrity nude leaks in the past 2 months have been an invasion of privacy and is also clear indication that the internet NEEDS to be censored."

Press Association

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