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#1 3 years ago

So we all have some idea who Anonymous is (as paradoxical as that sounds) and what they're about. ISIS has reportedly hacked several twitter accounts, including groups dedicated to military spouses, and posted threatening messages. While it's not certain whether they are actual ISIS or just sympathizers, it's caught the eye of Anonymous who have supposedly shut down 800+ websites and twitter accounts owned by ISIS supporters.

So that begs the question, do you think what they (Anonymous) are doing is a good thing?

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#2 3 years ago
Adrian Ţepeş;5762433So that begs the question, do you think what they (Anonymous) are doing is a good thing?

The sites probably had value (albeit limited) to many intelligence organisations across the globe. Now, I'm not one who condones the west fucking around with other countries, but ISIS have killed many people from many countries.

So no, I don't think they're doing a good thing. When innocent people are being killed (on both sides) I think it's best to just leave the situation in the hands of those who have the real capability of fighting back.

I doubt ISIS would really care that much though, as Anonymous are really just a bunch of teenagers high on rebellious acts. If they want to do some good things, they should try exposing corruption at home, not dicking around in places that could get [more] people killed.




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#3 3 years ago

I don't think ISIS is too put out by this. Their PR isn't exactly stellar and it's not an information war they're fighting.




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#4 3 years ago

I totally agree. It doesnt hurt their core business. Which seems to be a fucking huge land grab / power play wrapped up in some religious bullshit. Much like the Baathists were in Iraq or he current regeime is in Iran or the Taliban were in Afghanistan and so on.

That and growing epic beards.

There was a study done recently here in Norway which showed that the 'net had very limited impact on recruitment for movements like this. The community and face to face interaction / cultural & religious pressure were much more influential in getting folks to join up.




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#5 2 years ago

I guess yes, they are doing a positive job, no matter how small or apparently pointless. They are standing up for a cause and the cause is good. Their actions have a psychological impact and are a big morale boost for all anti-sissy folks out here on the internet.




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#6 2 years ago

Are Anonymous still fighting ISIS?


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#7 2 years ago
I don't think ISIS is too put out by this. Their PR isn't exactly stellar and it's not an information war they're fighting.

Actually ISIS kind of is fighting an information war. ISIS recruiting young people is a huge problem in my area because of our large Muslim population, one of the highest in the country. As big as the fight overseas is, the fight on home turf against ISIS corrupting the minds of the nation's young is just as big if not bigger.