Now There Is Some Trolling I Approve Of


Generally speaking, I am a fan of much of the work that the hacktivist group Anonymous does. Whether it be exposing the Steubenville rape cover-up, or shutting down the Twitter accounts and exposing the IP addresses of ISIS supporters, I think on the whole they have a decent track record.

However, they are also not above a little trolling as well. But what can I say, I still love it. This time, it involves flooding ISIS twitter feeds with gay porn.

Hacker Wauchula Ghost has been at work hacking pro-ISIS Twitter accounts since at least March 2016 and has replaced some of the organization’s jihadist content with gay pornography, rainbow flags and gay pride slogans. The hacker took screenshots of the actions, which include such messages as “I’m Gay and I’m Proud” and “LGBTQ Pride Month.”

Wauchula Ghost is not acting alone. Fellow Anonymous members Ebony and Yeti joined the viral crusade. When not hacking ISIS’s Twitter accounts, the team regularly tweets the pro-ISIS accounts’ IP addresses. The IP addresses belong to users in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Iran, Jordan and Oman, among others.

The hacktivist explained his reasoning for his Twitter assault in an interview with Newsweek: “Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated.”

 

It may be trolling, and have little impact on ISIS itself, but I still kinda love it.

Comments

  1. says

    I am very uncertain about anonymous. They are like a knife that seeks a hand to wield it as an excuse to draw blood.
    They’re all well and good when they’re on your side (I suppose) but there’s no reason to imagine that they won’t turn on you and savage you, if you happen to come up on the wrong side of their idea of right and wrong.

    I do think they add some “zing” to the political debate, though. 🙂

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