How Anonymous have become digital culture's protest heroes

The Guardian

Fruzsina Eordogh
April 15, 2013

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In 2007, the hacktivist collective Anonymous was dubbed the "internet hate machine" by Fox News for their trolling campaigns. Six years later, they are the white knights of the digital realm, seeking justice for the now deceased 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons, an alleged gang rape victim who killed herself after bullying by her Nova Scotian classmates. This is just one of the collective's high profile causes in the past week, but in terms of good PR and an agency for change, it compares to their actions on Steubenville.

They call it #OpJustice4Rehtaeh on Twitter, and all types of people …

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