The Facebook raid event "Area 51", at the time of its release, has claimed more than a million people who have called themselves "interested" in attacking the gates of the secret military facility where the aliens live. That's almost two million people who understand the joke, probably with a handful of aluminum foil wackos, who are bursting into tears at the thought that the world is finally returning to their mindset. If you need more evidence of the irony that fuels this meme machine, the group was created by a Facebook user with the shit posting cause in shambles handle.
You'll be forgiven if you thought it was real for even a second, because that's just the kind of crazy BS that seems believable right now. What did not help was that traditional news was not built for a world where irony becomes viral.
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