Apr 25, 2019

Russia's Facebook is now balanced, as all things should be

These words, spoken by antagonist Thanos in the film Avengers: Infinity War, may have been ringing in the ears of people on VKontakte - Russia's equivalent to Facebook - who signed up to a particular plug-in in anticipation of the film's sequel, Avengers: Endgame. The purge became a trending topic in Russia when the virtual Thanos "Snapped his fingers" at midday on Wednesday. Russian social media users were divided between those celebrating their survival and others mourning their poor luck - with one person unlucky enough to have two separate VKontakte accounts fall to the snap. Members of the r/thanosdidnothingwrong subreddit voted to honour the Marvel villain by banning half its users in a single 'snap'. Of course, the users got their accounts back after fifteen minutes.

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