It’s no secret I support Anonymous’ cause most of the time. I’m an avid Redditor, value free speech over anything else and believe information needs to be liberated and accessible to anyone. Enta Horr, in their usual tabloid-style presentation, completely missed the point behind Anonymous. It seems Enta Horr thought they were Arabs focused on downing Lebanese government websites.
They don’t know that Anonymous is arguably history’s most powerful grass-roots movement. Anon is able to bring big governments and corporations to their knees in today’s highly wired world. Visa, MasterCard, the US government are just a small sample of what Anon can put pressure on. Other examples are the radical Westboro Baptist Church campaign when the ultra-conservative group was planning to picket the funerals of the children killed in Newtown, Connecticut.
Anon is not an actual organization with a headquarters and a cadre. Its members are, of course, anonymous, and can be anyone from the world’s top hackers, to your grandma on her new Dell running a DDoS attack on a misbehaving organization’s website. Anon doesn’t usually do naughty things, but at the end of the day, no one has control over Anon and mistakes can happen.
I’m happy Enta Horr got Anon’s attention, hopefully, now they’ll try to do some actual reporting and not just shovel false misinformation and hatred, or else face the wrath of Anon (please don’t take this as a threat from me, I have no affiliation whatsoever with Anon and never participated in any of the organization’s campaigns)