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“We are Anonymous”: Can Hacktivism Help in the Fight Against ISIS?
Anonymous, an online collective of international hacktivists, has declared war on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and subsequently has attacked thousands of the terrorist organisation’s social media outlets. Anonymous undoubtedly has had success in disrupting the propaganda disseminated through domains like Twitter, and this contribution has aided the war on ISIS. While the overall value of Anonymous’ contributions is contentious, their participation in the conflict has highlighted the need for anti-ISIS coalition forces to utilise cyber warfare extensively in the struggle against_ISIS.