HackedMarak's GitHub account suspended after he erased his faker...

Marak’s GitHub account suspended after he erased his faker project

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  1. Just a quick note to say I learned more about the backstory of this post from 4 comments on HN than trying to run down the rabbit holes of that Twitter thread.
    Thanks for that.

    Summary from what I can tell:
    Faker.js is a JavaScript tool for generating realistic test data.
    Marak is the developer of said tool.
    He hosts a public version of it on a personal, public GitHub account repository.
    For some reason he updated the README of this repo to include links to some conspiracy threads on Reddit.
    Microsoft, owner of GitHub, has suspended his GitHub account. No one seems to know why and whether or how it relates to this action.
    Various people have opinions and suggestions about this.

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