Twitter Reacts to ‘Anonymous’ Attacks on Westboro Members
The last few days have seen a flurry of Twitter activity from Anonymous, the hacker collective, and more recently, from Twitter itself.
Anonymous has been campaigning against the Westboro Baptist Church after its members threatened to picket at a vigil for victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, claiming ‘God sent the shooter’ in retaliation for the fact that Connecticut has legalized gay marriage.
In response, Anonymous hacked into the Twitter and Facebook accounts of several Westboro Baptist Church members and tweeted information about members like their home addresses and telephone numbers, as well as the locations of the hotel rooms where they say church members have been coordinating their protests.
Apparently, Twitter thinks it’s fine for Spike Lee to post address of random people named George Zimmerman, asking people to attack them (washingtonpost.com Spike Lee still has an account, but draws the line at Anonymous.
(If it were up to me, anyone who tries to incite violence via Twitter should be banned.)