As part of its “Operation ISIS” the Hacktivist group Anonymous has declared Friday December 11th the official “ISIS Trolling Day”.
Anonymous calls on its tech savvy followers, but ordinary citizens as well, to post humiliating content about the Islamic State online on social networks. From tweeting insults directly at ISIS followers to calling them Daesh as much as possible, the group suggests a variety of ways to drown out the Islamic State’s online propaganda in a wave of mockery and verbal abuse.
Most relevant in the context of the fight against Islamist terror is the group’s invitation to make public ISIS accounts and report them to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and Google.
Since the attacks on Paris, Anonymous claims to have taken down 25.000 ISIS Twiter accounts. Critics say many of the people affected by the campaign, that was announced shortly after the attacks, were collateral damage with no real ties to the terrorists.
We've managed to take down more than 25,000 ISIS Twitter accounts in the span of a week, all while exposing their virtual whereabouts.
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonnMessage) November 22, 2015
While Facebook and Twitter have now started to systematically shut down terrorist propaganda, the process is still slow and new accounts pop up daily.
Here is the original call to action by Anonymous from ghostbin.com:
2-How to be Part of this
4-Why we are doing this
When: December 11 // All Day
What: We ask you to show your support and help against ISIS by joining us and trolling them // Do not think you have to be apart of Anonymous, anyone can do this and does not require any special skills
Where: We ask to take part of this on Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Youtube // In the “Real World”
-Post mocking photos of Isis
-While Using #Daesh and #Daeshbags -Post photos of goats while @ing Isis members with captions talking about their wives
-Use #‘s that many Isis members use and post mocking photos
-While again using #‘s Isis members use call them out on being Daesh
-First @ Isis members call the attention of all your friends to them to suspend
-While using #‘s known for Isis members to use post photos of dead Isis members
-Lets try to get #Daeshbags trending
-Post photos showing you are not afraid against them
-Openly call them Daesh
-Post photos of captured Isis members and mock them
-Find Isis accounts and out them to all of your friends asking to report
-Openly call them Daesh and Deashbags
-Spread mocking photos of Isis
-Make mocking videos of Isis
-Spread photos of dead/captured Isis members
-Call to other youtubers to join in and to mock and belittle Isis members
-Find any Isis accounts and report them
-Print out photos that mock Isis and spread them around your city (be careful can be seen as bad if some dont understand you arent supporting but mocking)
-Make stickers of mocking photos and put around your town
-Print out pages showing how Isis does not represent Islam
-Los Angeles,California – – – Los Angeles City Hall from 3pm-9pm
-New York,New York – – – Central Park from 4pm-8pm
-Seattle,Washington – – – Space Needle from 4pm-9pm
-Mexico City,Mexico – – – Alameda Central from 6pm-10pm
-Vancouver,Canada – – – Stanley Park from 3pm-8pm
-London,England – – – Constitution Hill from 6pm-10pm
-Paris,France – – – Tuileries Garden from 5pm-9pm
-Madrid,Spain – – – Gran Via from 5pm-10pm
-Cannes,France – – – Promenade de la Croisette from 5pm-9pm 4
– You may be wondering why we are “trolling” Isis and planning all these demonstrations against Isis. But to understand that you must first see how Isis works. They thrive off of fear they hope that by their actions they can silence all of us and get us to just lay low and hide in fear. But what many forget and even they do is that there are many more people in the world against them than for them. And that is the goal of this mass uprising, on December 11th we will show them that we are not afraid,we will not just hide in our fear, we are the majority and with our strength in numbers we can make a real difference. We will mock them for the idiots they are. We will show them what they really are they do not stand for a religion, they do not stand for a god, they are brainwashers teaching from the young to the old their propaganda against the “west” when in reality they are just increasing the distance between countries by giving many a bad name. But we see behind their persona, we see them for who they really are. And we hope to see you all brothers and sisters on December 11th. As we join together and show who we are,what we are and what we stand for. I will not see you on December 11th for I am not a person,but an idea of love and peace and we will show them that we will prevail after all their horrors for they do not have any control on us. Please show others and support us on the 11th….. It will be a day they never forget.