How to make Australian trolls angry: Tell them their country isn’t real

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Find it difficult to tell when something on the internet is a joke? Maybe don’t fly into an abusive rage.

17-year-old Shelley Floryd from Stockholm has been penning Facebook posts claiming “Australia is not real” and man, have they gone viral.

“It’s a hoax, made for us to believe that Britain moved over their criminals to someplace,” she wrote in her original post on Tuesday. “All things you call ‘proof’ are actually well fabricated lies and documents made by the leading governments of the world.

“Your Australian friends? They’re all actors and computer generated personas, part of the plot to trick the world.” It’s so obviously a joke, but it was definitely detailed enough to make a bunch of particularly patriotic Australians think that someone actually believes this.  Read more…

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