Critical Writing Index

Anonymous in Context: The Politics and Power behind the Mask

by Gabriella Coleman

CIGIonline, Sept 2013, v. 3

Gabriella Coleman places the hacktivist group Anonymous in context as a protest movement analyzing their actions towards political campaigns and publicity stunts. This article explores the ways in which the media encourages audiences to perceive Anonymous as a group of basement-dwelling criminals, and critiques the response as a reaction of fear toward their power as both nuisances and activists.

ITEM 2013.140 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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