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One Hacker’s Crusade to Attack ISIS by Drowning Them in Porn

ComputerA member of the loosely organized hacking collective Anonymous has taken the fight to ISIS by inundating hundreds of Twitter accounts associated with the terrorist group with pornography.

The hacker Wauchula Ghost — who did not give his real name — told the Washington Post: “Daesh doesn’t like porn. They don’t like women in general. We just started using it to poke fun at them and diminish their presence online.”

The Post‘s Jacob Bogage writes:

Instead of messages supporting the self-described caliphate or encouraging violence, some 160 accounts hacked by the Ghost have tweeted photos of nude women. Some users’ avatars now read “I [heart] porn.”

The content is a jab at the group’s interpretation of Muslim religious customs that require piety and chastity. By tweeting sexual content rather than traditional battle cries against the West, the Ghost said he wants to undermine the voices of ISIS recruiters and chase them off popular social networks.

Bogage writes that Ghost’s strategy “toes the line between ‘hactivism’ — activism by hacking — and plain, old internet trolling.”

“There are a few things that the Islamic State fear. One is women and the second is Porn,” Ghost  told Softpedia.

[image: Marcie Casas via Flickr]

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