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When Tom Hannah decided to join an anti-Muslim group on Facebook he got more than he bargained for.
Now before we go any further, Tom joined the group not to spread hate but to actually troll them.
Going by the moniker of 'lil troublemaker' on Twitter, Tom told Buzzfeedthat he often joins random Facebook groups just to cause a little mischief.
However, this little escapade quickly spiralled out of control when he was made an admin of the group 'NO SHARIA LAW WORLDWIDE', which has nearly 10,000 members.
Sensing an opportunity, Hannah began destroying the group from the inside out.
Anybody wishing to join the group has to answer as series of questions, but whoever accepted him clearly didn't read Tom's answers.
Once he was inside, Tom began to put his plan in motion, and his first bit of business was to ban anyone who wanted to join.
Secondly, he began linking it with other Facebook groups he is a member of.
Then he performed the ultimate act of completely changing the groups name to 'We Love and Respect Islam,' as like us, he wasn't a big fan of the original.
His antics could only last so long before others clocked what was happening.
Sadly his race was over rather quickly but he left behind an amazing legacy.
The self-proclaimed leader of Cowboy Twitter won plenty of praise for his important work from like-minded people on social media.
@Tom_On_Line That is some quality work, my good man! — John Olsen 🏳️🌈 (@John Olsen 🏳️🌈)
While it is funny to laugh at these sort of things every now and again, let's not overlook that this and similar groups exist online.
Although Tom has clearly discovered a unique way of combating these groups he also has more sage advice to offer.
It's frightening to see such hate and vitriol being so casually sharedAs far as any larger lessons, stay offline ... Your life will be much happier.
It's frightening to see such hate and vitriol being so casually shared
As far as any larger lessons, stay offline ... Your life will be much happier.
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