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NerdyKeith's avatar

What is your opinion of the hacktivist group "Anonymous”?

Asked by NerdyKeith (5464points) April 11th, 2016

I am talking about the group who wear the white mask and say

“We are Anonymous, we are legion, we do not forgive, we do not forget, expect us …”

We are Anonymous, This is what we are capable of doing

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I kind of like them. Their goal seems to be rooting out corruption and crime, kind of like Batman.
But I’m listening.

NerdyKeith's avatar

@Dutchess_III I like the Batman analogy

Zaku's avatar

I think it’s a good counterpoint to all the fucktard authoritarian crap being perpetrated mostly by corporate-corrupted governments rather than by actual democracy. They seem to have better morality than most governments.

But I don’t think Anonymous is so much an actual group as a label. So it’s vulnerable if anyone ever tries to abuse the brand name, maybe. I don’t really know what the shape of the group is, though. I like that there is no defined shape, too. For me, it has successfully expressed that humans have basic rights, concerns, freedoms, and self sovereignty, in contrast to the various messages we get from media and government that we need to recognize only corrupt and over-controlled sources of authority and officialness. Because screw that. It also expresses that when the so-called authorities go too far, there will be a backlash. I like that.

Mariah's avatar

My impression of the users of 4chan is that they are a bunch of sad, racist, misogynistic little outcast teenage boys who use the whole “Anonymous” act to stroke their own egos.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I love the irony of a bunch of supposed anti-authoritarian halfwits donning the image of a man who’s aim was to install an authoritarian theocracy in his country.

Silence04's avatar

I think people often misinterpret “anonymous” as an actual group of people/hackers, with a hierarchy of members, lead by someone in particular, with a set of goals in mind… But it’s not that at all.

It’s just a concept in which one uses anonymity to act independently or as a group to promote a cause…usually a loosely defined humanitarian cause, but that hasn’t always been the case.

Anyone can claim to be apart of anonymous, as long as you believe in their tag line and remain anonymous.

NerdyKeith's avatar

@Silence04 You are correct they are not a “group” as such, but an idea.

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