After the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Friday’s wave of attacks that killed 129 people in Paris, the hactivist collective Anonymous declared war on the terrorist faction and its supporters. Anonymous said Sunday that more than 2,000 ISIS-related Twitter accounts had been taken down in Operation Paris (#OpParis). Since then, Anonymous has reportedly identified and taken down tens of thousands of pro-ISIS Twitter accounts .
- Given the amorphous and secretive nature of Anonymous, however, the group’s activities can be hard to verify and track.
- Make no mistake: #Anonymous is at war with #Daesh .
- The group uploaded videos in multiple languages, including English and Italian, in which it vowed to “neutralize” the perpetrators of Friday’s attacks.