Threat to leak photos of actress Emma Watson exposed as a hoax

September 24, 2014 7:22 PM

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Threat to leak photos of actress Emma Watson exposed as a hoax

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An online threat to release nude photos of British actress Emma Watson after she launched a gender equality campaign at the United Nations was revealed on Wednesday to be a hoax - and probably by a hoax group.

Until late Tuesday night, the EmmaYouAreNext.com website, which appeared earlier on online message board 4chan, showed a countdown clock and a threat to release illegally obtained photos of the Harry Potter actress.

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