Anonymous Plans “24 Hour Tweet Bomb” To Fight CISPA

    April 20, 2012
    Chris Richardson
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While it’s not the hot-button issue SOPA and PIPA became, there is something of an outcry concerning CISPA, and with the Congress preparing to vote on the bill next week (Monday, 4/23), there’s been a push from those opposing the bill to increase the opposition chatter. At the front and center of this latest rallying cry is the Anonymous hacker group, and to spread the word, the group has jumped on their Twitter account to announce the 24-hour tweet bomb that protests the bill, while raising awareness for those who may not know about CISPA.

Over at @YourAnonNews, the group made their anti-CISPA stance known:

REMINDER – TODAY IS A 24 HOUR #CISPATweetBomb ▬▬▬ RAISE AWARENESS OF #CISPA ▬▬▬ http://t.co/PhCNxip6 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

#StopCISPA SAVE THE INTERNET #StopCISPA SAVE THE INTERNET #StopCISPA SAVE THE INTERNET #StopCISPA SAVE THE INTERNET #StopCISPA 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

What is #CISPA? Full text of the bill is here: http://t.co/LHg5B0Y5 #SaveOurInternet #StopCISPA #CISPAtweetbomb 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

And then there’s this revealing tweet, which should tell you all you need to know about the people trying to regulate the Internet, all in the name of cybersecurity:

#LULZ – Politicians Pushing #CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Don’t Even Know How To Secure Their Own Websites | http://t.co/i0EvzSw3 #StopCISPA 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

As indicated, CISPA is expected to be voted on next week, and while the 4/23 date has been mentioned on a number of places like Reddit, for instance, according to CNet’s report:

The House Rules Committee has set a deadline of next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. PT for amendments to be proposed to CISPA before a floor vote expected later next week.

With a Tuesday deadline, and considering the bill isn’t being voted on today (4/20), the 23rd of April makes the most sense. That also means you only have one more weekend to inform yourself and figure out your position on this potentially privacy-threatening piece of Internet legislation.

  • Farkit of HeartClan

    Stop CISPA. Now, peoples. *claws shoot out and politicians are scared*
    (Beep! Non roleplayer personality taking over.)
    This is a legitimate issue! Stop CISPA Now!