Cult of Scientology exposes identity of Anonymous protester
About a week ago the Cult of Scientology released a video which was soon pulled down from YouTube which revealed the identity of a number of the Anonymous protesters, as well as some of their personal information—address and contact info, I believe. In Anonymous speak, some say that these protesters have been Fair Game‘d. Here is a video of one of person who the cult uncovered and exposed and then followed through the streets of LA.
A few questions. How did they find the identity of this protester and the others? Secondly, why are they going to such lengths to publicize that their identities and that they (the cult) managed to obtain them? Is this reasonable self-defense or a form of fear-mongering (or terrorism)? Well, if the people identified could be reasonably speculated to have been involved in the early hacking, or black faxing, or prank phone calling, then I’d say that there is a case for self-defense. If not, however, then it seems like fear-mongering is the answer. After all, what other purpose is served by exposing a protester who hides his identity because he fears retribution from a cult which has a long and disgusting history of going to great lengths to silence their critics? If this is a clean and ethical organization, then the best way to “handle” these protesters would be to provide evidence of their being wrong. Clearly that isn’t an option here.
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