Os Anonymous têm estado à procura de contas de Twitter relacionadas com o movimento radical islâmico e já encerraram cerca de 200. Este é um dos resultados da operação #OpCharlieHebdo, iniciada pelo grupo de hackers em resposta aos ataques terroristas à redacção do Charlie Hebdo.
A 9 de Janeiro, os Anonymous pediram aos seus seguidores que denunciassem contas no Twitter com possíveis ligações aos jihadistas.
Cinco dias depois, o pedido parece ter surtido efeito. Cerca de 200 contas foram encerradas, anunciou o grupo.
Esta lista publicada no Pastebin parece ser a lista das contas vitimadas:
Foi também no Pastebin que os Anonymous partilharam o comunicado oficial da acção #OpCharlieHebdo:
Citizens of the world,
On Jan 7, 2015, freedom of speech has suffered hard. Terrorists breached into “Charlie Hebdo” newspaper’s premises and shot several satirical cartoon artists, journalists and two policemen. The criminals are still on the run. Disgusted and also shocked, we can’t fall down, it is our responsibility to react.
First, we wish to express our condolences to the victims’s families of this cowardly and despicable act. We are all affected by the death of Cabu, Charb, Tignous and Wolinski, who were great artists that impressed by their talents all the history of the press and died for its freedom. We do not forget other victims of the attack, just because they were across terrorists’s way, and other injured people still fighting for their life.
It’s obvious that some people don’t want, in a free world, this sacrosanct right to express in any way one’s opinions. Anonymous has always fought for the freedom of speech, and will never let this right besmirched by obscurantism and mysticism. “Charlie Hebdo”, historical figure of satirical journalism has been targeted. Anonymous must remind every citizens that the press’s freedom is a fundement of the democracy. Opinions, speech, newspaper articles without threats nor pressure, all those things are rights you can’t change.
Tackle the freedom of speech is a direct hit to democracy. Expect a massive reaction from us, because this freedom is what we’ve been always fighting for.
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Uma última nota para dizer que o primeiro vídeo divulgado por nós sobre a #OpCharlieHebdo era afinal fake. Foi o que disseram os Anonymous através da sua conta de Twitter @OpCharlieHebdo, dedicada a esta operação (que já colocou offline um site jihadista).