2016: ANONYMOUS – Message to the United States Government 2016

Anonymous has released a new video. The previous four, which were all titled, “Message to the people of the world,”. This one is titled, “Message to the United States Government 2016,” and they do NOT sound happy. Among the more memorable lines in the video is the following: “As Iraq veterans against the war, we are resisting an occupation we once risked our lives for. We swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and we found out the hard way, that the greatest enemies of the United States are not to be found in the sands of some far off land, they are right here at home!!!“ When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty. It’s time we start meeting oppression, with resistance!!!” It’s time to take our country back, plain and simple! Enjoy the video! Anonymous – Message to the United States […] Read More

2013: Online Anonymity Is Not Only for Trolls and Political Dissidents

David Plotz: People have a misguided belief in it, but, in general, the fact that anonymity is increasingly hard to get—Facebook doesn’t permit it, most commenting on a lot of sites doesn’t permit it—there’s a loss when you don’t have anonymity. Emily Bazelon: Oh god, I am so not with you on this one. There is a loss if you’re, like, a political dissident in Syria. If you are in this country, almost all of the time, there is a net gain for not having anonymous comments. We so err on the side of ‘Oh, free speech, everywhere, everywhere, let people defame each other and not have any accountability for it.’ And I think in free societies, that is generally a big mistake. And yes, you can make small exceptions for people who truly feel at risk, like victims of domestic violence are an example, but most of the […] Read More