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Serial prankster admits to Kate’s party hoax

The event, which appeared to be a birthday party on May 1st for Adelaide woman Kate Miller, attracted 60,000 attendees after Thorne posted the link on his Twitter page, 27b/6. A day later there were a further 180,000 people who had been invited waiting to be confirmed.

The event was to take place at Miller’s apartment and had, seemingly, been accidentally left open to public viewing instead of set to private.

Thorne, pretending he had stumbled across the event, sent a link to his thousands of Twitter followers urging them to “hit attending & give the host an aneurysm”.

Thorne reportedly said he created the hoax to show how quickly events could go viral through sites like Facebook and Twitter, and the need for extra caution with privacy settings.

YOUR MIND WAS BLOWN.

[via the daily what, the west australian]

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