Anonymous Comes to Town: The hackers who took on high school sexual assault in Ohio Video The Guardian 18 April 2019
The sleepy rustbelt town of Steubenville, Ohio,
was once best known for high school sports
and as the birthplace of Dean Martin.
But when a teen sexual assault
committed by two members of the football team surfaced,
the shadowy hacker group Anonymous caught wind of the story
and decided to intervene.
After publishing videos and social media
from the night of the assault to their millions of online followers,
they sparked viral outrage and demands for #JusticeforJaneDoe.
They unleashed a passionate mob
and their actions divided the small town,
but in the process gave strength
to generations of women forced to hide abuse.
This film asks, when it seems like nothing will change,
when is it OK for outsiders to intervene?
Anonymous UK / USA
Anonymous is a loosely affiliated group
of activist computer hackers
who got their start years ago
an online community of tech-savvy kids
more interested in making mischief
than political statements
- Updated: Feb. 2, 2012
Anonymous > AntiSec USA
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