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PewDiePie fans accused of hacking Wall Street Journal affiliate site apologizing to YouTube star

Posted at 11:53 AM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 13:53:37-05

A popular YouTuber’s fanbase is accused of hacking a Wall Street Journal site in the social media star’s favor.

According to The Verge, PewDiePie fans edited a sponsored post on a WSJ affiliate website, appearing to apologize to the YouTube star. The note also reportedly mentioned that the journal would be sponsoring PewDiePie.

The Verge says WSJ is aware of the hack and is investigating. They took down the page once they were notified.

Fans of PewDiePie have accused WSJ of misrepresenting him and thought of the outlet as a foe to the star after investigating his channel following anti-semitic remarks last year. Disney and YouTube cut ties with PewDiePie after they surfaced.

A PewDiePie fan hacker recently took credit for another provacy invasion. The Verge says someone got into worldwide printer systems and printed messages asking people to subscribe to the PewDiePie channel.