Following the hacking of several hundred Isis Twitter accounts, Anonymous has announced it will carry out an ‘Official Isis Trolling Day’.
In a GhostBin posting, an Anonymous member claimed “We will mock them for the idiots they are”.
“We ask you to show your support and help against Isis by joining us and trolling them,” they continued. “Do not think you have to be apart of Anonymous, anyone can do this and does not require any special skills”.
According to the post, the protest will take place on 11 December on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and in “the real world”, with several American cities listed as potential targets for protest.
Users are encouraged to upload “comical images and memes of Isis”, focusing on the #Daesh hashtag. Anonymous also said it would use hashtags that it claims are popular with members of Isis. Real life protests will involve “the distribution of comical photos and stickers around the city”.
The efficacy of memes in the fight against global terror is yet to be quantified, but earlier this year Anonymous claimed to have taken down nearly 800 Isis Facebook and Twitter pages.
“We will show them what they really are they do not stand for a religion, they do not stand for a god,” read the Anonymous post. “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.”