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'Spammers' behind Emma Watson photo threat site

A website which originally claimed to have nude pictures of Emma Watson, and then retracted their claim as a hoax to "draw attention to the threat of 4chan" on the internet is now being reported as a spamming site.

The Independent reported that the website, run by "Rantic Marketing", is an intricate hoax itself, as the company does not appear to exist, but has been linked to previous online hoaxes, where rumours were spread on the internet in order to bring traffic a particular site.

Online hoaxes disseminate misinformation in return for hits. Credit: www.rantic.com
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