Facebook Glitch Reveals Greta Thunburg’s Father Posting As Teenage Climate Activist

by | Jan 13, 2020 | Headline News | 4 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

    A Thursday evening software update at Facebook accidentally allowed anyone to view exactly who is posting under the accounts of public figures, businesses and other entities, according to Wired.

    The result? For starters, some 3 million followers of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have been reading posts written by her father, Svante Thunberg, and a climate activist in India who serves as a delegate at the UN’s Climate Change organization, Adarsh Prathap. Thunberg, Inc. claims Greta is still the one writing the content.

    Greta, Inc. explained this in a Saturday Facebook post purporting to be the young climate activist.

    “Some people have been asking who manages this page. First of all, since last spring I only use Facebook to repost what I write on my Twitter and Instagram accounts,” reads the post, in which ‘she’ says she tried Facebook “early on,” but didn’t like it, so she uses “my father Svantes account to repost content.”

    “The rest that is shared on Facebook is reposted from Twitter and Instagram by the guy who founded the Greta Thunberg Facebook page long before I knew it existed. His name is Adarsh Prathap and he lives in India. Since a lot of people thought it was my official page in the beginning I asked if I could co-manage it and he said yes.

    Greta claims to have written all the content posted by her father and Prathap.


    In other words, “of course it’s not me silly – you should have known I just ‘co-manage’ the fan page.”

    Except – by all outward appearances it appeared to be her page alone.


    Facebook’s ‘page transparency’ shows Greta as the confirmed owner – with the only clue suggesting she might have help being a page manager located in India.

    According to Facebook, the flaw was quickly fixed – but not before the people behind famous accounts were revealed and shared on public forums such as 4chan.

    “We quickly fixed an issue where someone could see who edited or published a post on behalf of a Page when looking at its edit history,” said the company in a statement. “We are grateful to the security researcher who alerted us to this issue.”

    Facebook says the bug was the result of a code update that it pushed Thursday evening. It’s not something most people would have encountered on their own, since it took navigating to a Page, viewing an edit history, and realizing that there shouldn’t be a name and profile picture assigned to edits to exploit it. Still, despite the Friday morning fix, screenshots circulated on 4chan, Imgur, and social media appearing to show the accounts behind the official Facebook Pages of the pseudonymous artist Banksy, Russian president Vladimir Putin, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, the hacking collective Anonymous, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and rapper Snoop Dogg, among others.

    Facebook points out that no information beyond a name and public profile link were available, but that information isn’t supposed to appear in the edit history at all. And for people, say, running anti-regime Pages under a repressive government, making even that much information public is plenty alarming. –Wired

    “People who run sensitive Pages from their own Facebook should now consider that their identity may be known,” said Lukasz Olejnik independent privacy adviser and Oxford University Center for Technology and Global Affairs. “While mistakes happen, this one is unexpected.”


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      1. h ttps://thefreethoughtproject.com/nestle-steals-gallons-water-california-bans-showering-washing-clothes/

        (Confusion as to whether it is liters or gallons.)
        “Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 606 and Assembly Bill 1668 into law, both of which set new standards for “water management planning.” The restrictions will fully take effect by 2022, limiting residents to 55 gallons of water per person, per day. That number will decrease to 50 gallons per person, per day, by 2030.”

        (Confusion as to whether it is persons or districts.)
        “…districts that exceed their annual budgets will face fines of $10,000 per day.”
        (In one iteration — $1,000 per day per person in a non-emergency. In general, each acct is responsible for the meter and line exiting it.)

        This teenage girl’s Hindu IT tech is showing you an image of a stream, on a computer screen. (At least, it’s not the Ganges.) I lived where Nestle capped it off, from common use. It can be sold, to foreigners, out from under your feet, in large, metallic pouches on pallets.

        Valuable commodities like water in the desert are offered, rather than payment in paper money, when we say, let’s make a deal. Art of the deal. You have to pay for the cheap labor while it replaces you in the hotel, doctor’s office, and slurpee business. To play on Apu’s line from the Simpsons, thank you (for the groundwater). Come again.

        Passive leadership signs the dotted line without particularly knowing what is in the law, or the fine print changes every time someone retells the story, because they are just making it up, as the go along.

        It is never especially clear who owns the means of production, under a ppp, who owns your labor, or even the ground. The color of authority is all based on exigent circumstances, when you attempt to trace some news item, back to it’s fountain source.

      2. Thunberg’s dad caught picking up teenies on Facebook: that’s the headline we will soon see.

        Considering the number of sex predators in the U.N. etc I wouldn’t be surprised they aren’t already passing her around like a rag doll.

      3. (Pop-ups etc get blocked, so page moves around as I type.)

        Conservatives and conservationists can rarely put their finger on what resource is being conserved, in particular, or for whom.

        You can generally make more of some plant or animal or a fuel stock. You can invent a safer, more efficient alternative. There is a good answer, for me, when I ask what are you conserving, but it shuts down the conversation, every time.

      4. That is not what the glitch revealed.
        Not according to ANY technical publication that tracks bugs, viruses and such. It only revealed who the administrator was.
        Post a single source of a company that tracks these things and prove what you’re saying.

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