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Anonymous and ISIS

Many people would refer to one of the most recent terrorist attacks as a “Social Media War.” The terrorist attack being one of the first attacks that involved a great amount of social media. According to CBS News, “This is only the beginning, ISIS. We will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails and expose you … You will be treated like a virus and we are the cure.” Isis also responded with”We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. ISIS, it is too late to expect us.” Isis plans to take over the whole internet by hacking into peoples sights and deleting them.¬†Isis is having more and more control over the web even though we may not see it every day, they are planning strategically. The men that were dressed in mask associated to the Paris attacks relates to social media anonymity. These men were apart of what we call Isis. After posting a video to youtube this instantly sparked many users.

Aside from the terrible aspects of ISIS and Anonymity, social media especially twitter was used for one thing in specific. The hashtag #OpParis, was a campaign that fought against ISIS. This time was very tough for Paris, therefore when needing strength many people found themselves clicking on this hashtag to get more attention.

2 comments

  1. I agree with you, I remember when this happened and going on my twitter account, clicking on the hashtag and seeing the posts of positivity and concern. I believe it helped the people in paris at the time, giving them strength and hope. Its crazy to think about the power of hashtag.

  2. While hacking is always considered a threat, why would deleting all of our websites and social media be considered so serious? I wonder what makes ISIS think that this tactic is so strategic.

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