Just about a week ago, we broke the story on the “hacktivist” group Anonymous destroying months of recruiting work for the terrorist network known as ISIS. Anonymous took over dozens of accounts on Twitter and Facebook, which have been overtly used as recruiting tools for the group to gain more numbers. Just days after that, the hacktivist group hit back in what we at Counter Current News termed “Round 2.”
In that second round of attacks, Anonymous took down and exposed literally thousands of accounts! They explain that “Round 2” of #OpISIS was “just to show what your government is not doing.” They comment that it is “not that difficult” to fight back against ISIS online. So they raise the question as to why the governments who claim to oppose ISIS are not doing what Anonymous is doing? In this latest “Round 3″ video, Red Cult Anons issued an ultimatum to Twitter and the U.S. Government.
They have compiled the most comprehensive list of ISIS social media accounts to date, including many which were just created to replace those targeted by Anonymous just days ago. Anonymous said they did this to “help,” but essentially told Twitter that the proverbial ball is in their court now. They are giving Twitter the room to “do their jobs” and shut these accounts down, just as Twitter has pledged to do, and claimed to be concerned with. If they are not shut down, Anonymous suggests that they will just have to do it themselves.
Anonymous came to us directly with this story to help get it out there, and get it out there we did. Now, dozens of smaller sites and many in the mainstream media – from the BBC to RT – have reported on “Round 2,” although few made mention of where they got the information. What is most important is that the information is getting out there, but to thank us for working so closely with them to give accurate and unbiased coverage of these Anonymous operations, “Red Cult” has put the Counter Current News logo on their video for “Round 3″ and given us a special thanks in their latest video description: “A special thanks to our friends at Counter Current News, who always provide fair journalistic coverage of Anonymous Ops we added the CCN logo.”
From the very first #OpISIS strike, to the series of Rounds 1, 2 and 3 (just wait till you see Round 4), we will be here reporting the news straight from source. Anonymous is just getting started with fighting ISIS, so have a seat and bring some popcorn. Watch the latest #OpISIS “Round 3” video below…
As in the video for “Round 2“, this latest video explains that Anons engaged in #OpISIS are “Muslims, Christians, Jews” alike. They are “hackers, crackers, Hacktivist, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy next door… students, administrators, workers, clerks, unemployed, rich, poor.” The video continues to explain to their enemies that they are “young, or old, gay or straight… from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity. United as one, divided by zero.” The video also seeks to inform the public that “the terrorists that are calling themselves [the] Islamic State (ISIS) are not Muslims.” Follow the prefacing “clarification,” the video explains the following, direct to ISIS specifically:
We will hunt you, take down your sites, accounts, emails, and expose you… From now on, no safe place for you online… You will be treated like a virus, and we are the cure… We own the internet… We are Anonymous; we are Legion; we do not forgive, we do not forget, Expect us.
The new, expanded list of ISIS accounts at countercurrentnews.com
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