Anonymous’ biggest operation ever, #OpParis, has a new weapon – Rickrolling. After taking down 5500 social media accounts related to the terrorist group, the hacktivists have adopted rickrolling to disrupt ISIS militants from communicating with each other on social media.
Our upcoming action: spamming verified ISIS hashtags with rickrolls. Will release the list as soon as it’s compiled.
— #OpParis (@OpParisOfficial) November 18, 2015
According to Bloomberg, Anonymous are using the age-old rickrolling meme – in which a person pretends to hyperlink to one site but instead links to the video for Rick Astley’s 1987 song “Never Gonna Give You Up” – to disrupt the terrorist group’s efforts to create threads and trending topics on social media.
Among the group’s strategies is finding out and flooding all hashtags that are used by ISIS and potential recruits and spamming them with memes and rickroll videos, so that they become unusable and extremists find it harder to communicate.
We report that at the moment more than 11.000 Twitter accounts pro #ISIS are down. #OpParis #Anonymous #ParisAttacks
— #OpParis (@OpParisOfficial) November 23, 2015
We report that now begins the session offensive. Any site or accounts found pro-#ISIS must be attacked! #Anonymous #TangoDownISIS #OpParis — #OpParis (@OpParisOfficial) November 23, 2015
#OpParis supporters have also taken to calling members of the group “Daeshbags”.
ISIS, this is a war you cannot win. We will wipe you #Daeshbags off the internet as well as your goats. #OpParis #OpISIS
— Anonymous (@AnonPratak) November 23, 2015
. well, they can run but they can’t hide #OpISIS #OpParis #DaeshBags . https://t.co/YJLzu88cuZ — ANONYMOUS JOBS (@AnonymousJobsUS) November 23, 2015
Daeshbags #OpParis#opiceisis TOS violations please suspend. @Support@safetyhttps://t.co/hj22qMDN4a
— OpMopUpISIS_Japan (@jovi_anon) November 19, 2015
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Well, think about it. Rick Astley gets to relive his glory days while fighting terrorism without the use of violence! Other than the occasional brain melt that’s bound to happen to every few of them. Some minds just can’t handle Rick Astley.
what took them so long to do this? i’ve been saying it for over a year, now. rick roll the socks off those creeps!
That, Sir, is a true statement. Not every mind can handle Rick Astley
I love the humor Anonymous has! Keep up the fight!!!!!!!!
R.i.p rick astley, soon to be number 1 isis target.
may he rest in peperonies
I love anonymous. I wish they would monitor the voting machines!!!
Nothing but respect for anonymous! Power to the people
Well, it’s just fitting in all the ways possible…
Hahaha reminds me of what the singer Spike Jones did with the nazis of WW2 with the song Der Fuehrer Face. “Never Gonna Give You up” entertaining yet mellow XD
I absolutely adore this tactic
Go go go what a brilliant plan. IS acts below the radar and what better force to combat them then you guys and girls who also act below the radar. It is probably the only way that they will be held at bay. By the people for the people with the people. All praise to you and wishes for success with your lateral thinking and creative ability.
Awesome! But you should gather information instead! Expose anyone involve! Expose who funds them!!!
What would make it more fun is to maintain the sound track but create a custom cartoon of Muhammad dancing… OR? What can you come up with?
“Daeshbags” that is something i gotta use more often xD its brilliant.
Do you guys think you could mount your own counter-media campagin ridiculing Daesh? Just as there are thousands of videos and posts glorifying the caliphate, perhaps it would help to issue thousands of videos and posts making fun of them, and the insecurities they play on? Here’s some analysis of the phenomenon: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/deeyah-khan-what-is-do-is-like-grooming-they-prey-on-guilt-loneliness-and-anger-a3121011.html
Charlie Winter does a great job of dissecting the propagandist machinery of Daesh element by separate element, showing what they mean in unison and what they want to achieve. The Daesh message is comprehensive: the caliphate has something for EVERYone. The media agents keep on churning out new content on a daily basis, flooding the social media with carefully tailored messages. If one of them doesn’t get to you, the other will.
This is what WE need to be doing in response as well. Churning out counter-propaganda, for lack of a better way to put it. If this is a way to access and motivate the simple minds of people, who get swept up in Daesh’s false promises, we need to be doing the same thing, glorifying and stating the obvious about the West, Europe and the free and individual-respecting society.
Lol. Love it.
well, thats nice. BUT, may we get a list of those accounts so we can see them?
can we get the names of all the users, all the photos posted, all the real names , emails, ip addresses? why not show that info? instead of just hijacking twitter and getting them banned. they will be back in no time, we need to find em and destroy them. tag gps locations! ip addresses, any personal info their families friends, everything u can get.
HAHA! I love it! Go Anonymous!
lets take them out kick there ass
Wow thank you , and this is how it ought be done , Awesome.
I Hope You,anonymous Friends,a similar Attack againist the Rede Globo Tv channel,from Brazil,this is not a Joke,they are responsible to show real evil content and manipulation againist brazilian population,they are Using Soap Operas to promotes Violence against family,children and illiterate people,and they are promoting Organized crime and opression and Racism,using actors,that are only Mercenaries,that are egocentric star ego status,cause they doesnt care about what they are broadcasting,the Globo Soap Opera esque is pure”psychological torture,and warfare”againist Brazilian,For example:the “Totalmente Demais”(tottaly awesome)is about a girl that are suffering rape attempts,she scapes from her stepfather(always these step-motherfuckers)and she scapes from home,after that she scapes from a Half Black thug,that are trying to chasing her on streets,sounds stupid but its fucking dark,its illegal to show this on 19:00 pm o clock in Brazil,other stupid Soap Opera,is”A Regra do Jogo”(the Game s Rules)is about a Sociopath gang,called”the faction”that infiltrates in the Society,and their objective is control the Rio De Janeiro police and the Drug Traffic areas,their methods are dirty,like torture,rape,murdering and terrorism(no,is not isis),this horror show is aired 21:00 pm,this Show promotes,racism,with co operation with some african brazilian actors,violence againist family(fathers and sons,violent relashionship,violence againist woman,class prejudice,villany,corruption)i hope you destroy Globo Tv broadcast,jamming their digital sattellite signal,we are tired of them and their extremist s support.