A Brooklyn-based writer hilariously wrecked a pro-Confederate Facebook group Monday after he discovered administrators had left some of the privacy settings unlocked.
Virgil Texas said he joined the private "Confederate Pride" group and changed its banner picture a few times before convincing the page administrators to let him change all of its settings to "clean out the trolls," reported Slate.
Having gained control of the page, Texas changed the group's name to “LGBT Southerners for Michelle Obama and Judaism” -- and hijinks ensued.
The Confederate Pride group is going in a new direction thanks to my visionary administration. http://t.co/cT6TyCoLSq— Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸 (@Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸)1438192144.0
The group's members fled in horror and disgust.
I wish all our members could handle change like Dane here. http://t.co/58DOmzB5Yi— Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸 (@Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸)1438192405.0
http://t.co/26XaNFFB3z— Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸 (@Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸)1438194877.0
Administrators soon kicked Texas out of the group -- but not before he granted 50 more pranksters administrative privileges, and at that point things just got confusing.
By now the group has gone from Chris Dorner Memorial Page to General Sherman: Wonderful General to Islam is the Light http://t.co/rRwEt0Ga1y— Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸 (@Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸)1438199121.0
Group members grunted their disapproval.
Well put, Randall. http://t.co/mp0wuyRRaU— Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸 (@Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸)1438199190.0
One of Texas' friends changed the group's URL to /groups/JewsForObamaAndHillary -- which can't be changed for at least six months.
The admin has finally regained control. They still however cannot figure out how to lock the banner image. http://t.co/jPfltlMxa2— Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸 (@Virgil Xmas 🎄🎁💸)1438205302.0