Twitter witnessed a huge influx of fake accounts which raised the NSFW trending topic, '#gorillapenis', all the way to the top of the list on Sunday. 4chan, a hub of Internet culture and memes, has long been the spawning point of various raids on most networking sites, recently YouTube Porn Day. Also among their exploits includes hacking Time Magazine's voting system for the World's Most Influential Person, resulting the eventual winning by the site's creator, Moot, by a wide margin.
This latest exploit by the Board is termed 'Operation Shitter'. 4chan has been known to tread blames when convicted in a plot. And as such the blame for this latest plot was put on Ebaum's World. But analyst investigations have absolved them from any blame.
In response, Twitter has reacted by removing the term from its trending topics, but evidence can still be found on Twitter Search. Twitter really has to come up with a better detection mechanism ready to deal with such trends, in view of its growing popularity.
Raid On Twitter Traced To The Board 4CHAN