Anonymous Threatens US Government To Stop Internet Censorship Enforcement

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Anonymous has uttered intentions to punish the US government if it will enforce censorship laws on the Internet.

In a Pastebin post on Sunday, guest user Anonymous-OpBlackout alerted US citizens not to sit around while the government detracts the civilian rights entrusted to authorities for preservation.

The hacktivist organization said the US government has perfectly played out its plan to give its citizens a “false sense of freedom.”

The group goes on in saying, “We think we are free and can do what we want, but in reality we are very limited and restricted as to what we can do, how we can think, and even how our education is obtained.”

Anonymous, however, pointed out that this is not an organized opposition to authority but “a call to recognition and action.”

It also called on the people of other countries to “fight back”, adding that their governments will most likely follow suit.

Anonymous-OpBlackout explained how US Internet censorship would result to an uprising similar to those experienced in Egypt and Libya.

The post added, “The government has been scheming, plotting ways to increase censorship through means of ISPP block aides, DNS blockings, search engine censorship, website censorship, and a variety of other methods.”

The group’s slew of cyber-attacks have proven many times how capable it is of performing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against government websites, with victims including Algeria, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, Iran, Libya, New Zealand and Syria.

The US has frequently stood for the true values of a strong and free country, and has become the most powerful in the process.

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Anonymous uses the Guy Fawkes mask as its symbol of protest. (Image: NCanon (CC), via Flickr)

The hacktivists believe that once the US implements Internet censorship laws, other countries will follow, and citizens “must destroy its foundation before it becomes too powerful.”

If Anonymous does proceed with this operation, it would not come as a surprise to see a barrage of cyber-attacks on government-owned websites in the United States, which includes that of the White House.

DDoS attacks or website defacement will never be enough to the fight against censorship, the group admitted.

Anonymous has called people worldwide to rise up on the Internet or through physical protest against the US government’s enforcement.

To extend its message, the group told Internet users to spread the word via IRC chat, social networks, and online communities, hoping that the US government will stop or modify its policies after a large public vociferation.

“This affects anyone that desires the freedom to browse anonymously, speak freely without fear of retribution, or protest without fear of arrest,” Anonymous-OpBlackout said.

Anonymous also hinted using other methods if the government will turn deaf to protests.

 


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