#OpCharlieHebdo: Anonymous Attacks Terrorists Twitter Accounts


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Anonymous, the leaderless collection of hackers, has begun an effort to eliminate terrorist Twitter accounts, in retaliation to the attacks which took place in Paris last week.

Twelve individuals were killed during an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Four people died in a shooting in a kosher supermarket and a policewoman was also murdered.

The campaign by Anonymous, named #OpCharlieHebdo, seems to have been targeted by hoax marketing company, Rantic.

Rantic, tied to the sockpuppet account @marielynn124, has registered opcharliehebdo.com which redirects to Rantic.com. The faux marketing company has previous form for hoaxing.

The OpCharlieHebdo Twitter account has moved swiftly to distance itself from Rantic’s meddling.

The #OpCharlieHebdo campaign released a statement in a Pastebin post:

“Anonymous has always fought for the freedom of speech, and will never let this right besmirched by obscurantism and mysticism. Charlie Hebdo, historical figure of satirical journalism has been targeted. 

Anonymous must remind every citizen that the press’s freedom is fundamental to democracy. Opinions, speech, newspaper articles without threats nor pressure, all those things are rights you can’t change.”

Read more: The Guardian

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