PewDiePie fans are really going to extreme lengths to ensure that their favorite YouTube creator remains the channel with the most subscribers. Some of you may be aware that PewDiePie’s lead is under threat from another channel called T-Series so his fans have taken it upon themselves to get as many new followers for the channel as possible. To that end, they hacked a Wall Street Journal partner site to spread their message.
It seems that his fans have moved on from hacking printers to hacking who they consider to be an opponent of Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie). The publication did an investigation into his channel in February last year and found his anti-Semitic language. That led to the creator losing his contract with Disney’s Maker Studios and even his Scare PewDiePie YouTube Red series.
The managed to deface a sponsored post on a WSJ affiliated site to say that the publication would “like to apologize to pewdiepie” as he had been misrepresented by “our journalists, those of whom have now been fired.” The page even added that WSJ will now sponsor the channel to reach maximum subscribers and beat T-Series to 80 million subscribers on YouTube.
The defaced page was taken down quickly by the Wall Street Journal and said that it has launched a full investigation. “The page was owned by WSJ. Custom Solutions, a unit of the advertising arm, which is not affiliated with The Wall Street Journal newsroom,” a representative for the publication told The Verge.
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