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Anonymous Hacks ISIS Twitter Account, Fills It With Gay Porn

by Winnie McCroy
EDGE Editor
Monday May 15, 2017

A hacker associated with Anonymous has taken over the social media accounts of various pro-ISIS groups and filled their feeds with gay porn.

Pink News reports that WauchulaGhost just hacked into the Twitter account of the violently homophobic group again, as he did a year ago. He targeted the group then, after the murder of 29 people in the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre.

WauchulaGhost said that ISIS' social media was surprisingly easy to hack, saying it took him less than one minute to fill their Twitter feed with gay porn. He said that he's not daunted by the barrage of death threats and beheading videos he's been sent since last year, saying, "Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated," he said of the Orlando shooting.

He's acting because someone needs to "stand up" to this extremist group, saying, "We started to take over their accounts with porn and gay pride images basically just to troll them. We thought that putting the naked images would offend them."

He told CNN after the first hacking, "I get beheading images... death threats.'We're going to kill you' and that's good because if they are focusing on me they are not doing anything else."

"If the social media people like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram would stand up and do something it would help," WachulaGhost told CNN. "Sometimes you have to stand up and make a change for the good. One thing I do want to say is we aren't using graphic porn and our purpose is not to offend Muslims. Our actions are directed at Jihadist extremists. Many of our own [group of hackers] are Muslim and we respect all religions that do not take innocent lives."

WauchulaGhost said that if the government would step up and monitor this hate speech on social media, he wouldn't have to.

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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