Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool

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Apparently, Anonymous is sick of everyone on Twitter talking about Justin Bieber and Bernie Mac. More specifically, they seem to blame Twitter for choosing to trend those hashtags instead of other hashtags that the group feels are more important.

Their solution to this is the creation of URGE, which they say stands for Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter. Basically, what URGE does is lets Anonymous members and supporters "hijack trending topics" and "tweet messages within them."

The program apparently requires .net framework four to operate.

Here's the entire message from Anonymous detailing the reasoning behind URGE. They make sure to note that it is not a hacking tool and it is not an exploit tool.

To the people of the interwebz,

We recently have become tired of seeing trending topics on twitter that were redundant and “pop culture” like. We have also grown tired of Twitter not trending hash tags that actually serve a cause and mean something to free thinkers of the world. We have taken note of why Twitter would not do so, they only trend topics which would “appeal” to people and can get people to tweet more. This was pathetic in our eyes, and we could not stand by and take it anymore. We have developed a program called “U.R.G.E. Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter (twitter edition)” which hijacks trending topics of our choice and and lets us tweet messages within them. This will help raise awareness of problems going on in this world and show people that real problems exist outside of “Jersey Shore” and “Sex”. We will distribute this program amongst Anonymous and anyone else who cares to use this for awareness and bashing corrupt politicians. This is not a hacking tool nor is it an exploit tool, it was created to make it easier for us to tweet faster without copying and pasting constantly.

#URGE - #Twitter Tool from #Anonymous 2 hours ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

We are excited that people are using our new tool tonight for #OpBART as this is exactly why it was made. 12 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

An URGE users manual has been posted to pastebin, which gives a more in-depth explanation into how the program works.

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