A hacker affiliated with the hacktivist collective Anonymous, who uses the online moniker WauchulaGhost, first began hijacking pro-ISIS Twitter accounts several months ago. Following the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 13, the hacker decided to replace ISIS imagery posted to the accounts with rainbow flags and pro-LGBT messages.

    “I did it for the lives lost in Orlando,” the hacker tells Newsweek. “Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated.”


I'm not sure how I feel about this. I feel conflicted. Getting people who are willing to kill people with little provocation mad doesn't seem like the answer to the problem.

I can understand the impulse to want to make a statement back. I'm just not sure this is serving a good purpose.

posted by user-inactivated: 1043 days ago