Anonymous Expose and Shutdown 8824 Pro-ISIS Twitter Accounts

The online hacktivist group Anonymous has declared a “total war” against the terrorist group and so-called Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) group.

To keep up with their words, the hacktivists have exposed a list of hundreds of Twitter users allegedly sympathizing or having a soft corner for the group and helping it to spread its ideology.

Anonymous has also claimed to remove 8824 Twitter accounts of alleged ISIS sympathizers. Here are the Tweets coming from the official Twitter account being the #OpISIS and #OpParis.

Yesterday we reported how Anonymous waged war against the ISIS terrorist group “Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared.”

Upon scanning, we found out that a list of 911 alleged pro-ISIS twitter accounts were leaked and reported by Anonymous which were then suspended by the social media website.

Anonymous said it’s working on another list of target, consisting of more hundreds of pro-ISIS users on Twitter which will be forced to shutdown in order to stop propagating their violent ideology. 

This is not the first time when Anonymous have exposed pro-ISIS users on the social media. In reply to the Charlie Hebdo attack, the hacktivists shutdown 800 Twitter accounts and 12 Facebook pages belonging to the ISIS supporters.

Anonymous hacktivists are actively targeting pro-ISIS social media accounts on Twitter however, things are different on Facebook where the hacktivist had to face censorship leading to the deletion of an anti-ISIS group made for the purpose of exposing the pro-ISIS profiles. 

The strange part of the whole censorship is that the group was deleted just a few hours before the Paris terrorist attacks took place. Facebook decided not to comment on the issue but restored the group upon protest.

Stay tuned there’s more to come on #OpISIS.

Ryan De Souza

Ryan is a London-based member of the HackRead’s Editorial team. A graduate of Maths and physics with a passion for geopolitics and human rights. Ryan places integrity at the pinnacle of successful journalism and believes this is somewhat lacking in traditional media. Ryan is an educator who balances his time between family, social activism and humanitarian causes and his vice is Football and cars.