Anonymous Hacker Takes Over ISIS Twitter Accounts, Infuses Them With Gay Pride (IMAGES)

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In the days following what is becoming one of the worst tragedies in modern United States history, a hacker affiliated with the network Anonymous has hacked pro-ISIS Twitter accounts and inundated them with pro-gay imagery.

Although the Islamic State has no official tie to last Sunday’s shooting of around 100 patrons of a predominantly gay Orlando, Florida, night club, the shooter pledged allegiance to the group and the FBI is investigating the link.

And in the meantime, a hacker known by his Twitter handle @WauchulaGhost has taken matters into his own hands.

As CBS reports:

‘In response to the Orlando mass shooting, the hacker-activist group known as Anonymous has hacked into dozens of pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Twitter accounts and infused them with gay pride, CBS San Francisco reported…Anonymous hacker @WauchulaGhost has been hacking pro-ISIS accounts since at least March 2016, but possibly earlier.’

The hacker posted to the accounts “images of rainbow flags, non-graphic gay pornography and slogans such as ‘I’m gay and I’m proud.'”

Below, you can check out some images of the hacker’s work, via their Twitter account.

Only some of the hacked accounts are still public, according to CBS San Francisco. Twitter claims to have suspended over 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist propaganda since the middle of 2015.

Social media giants, including Twitter, have been routinely criticized for not “doing enough” to stop the negative usage of their services.

A spokesman for Twitter spoke to the issue on Wednesday:

‘We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service.’

@WauchulaGhost, for their part, is “still at it.” CBS reports that as of Wednesday afternoon, the hacker had claimed his latest account.

‘As of Wednesday afternoon, the Anonymous hacker Twitter account appeared to still be at it, tweeting its successful takeover of the Twitter account @islamsunna111, with an IP address in Oman, and peppering that account with slogans such as “Make love, not war” and “#MoreSex #LessDeath #ISIS #ISIL #IslamicState.”‘

The hacker’s work amounts to engaging in the public information war that is so often a one-sided terrorism offensive. While Republicans have dreams of bombs and dead children, killing children with carpet bombs, shockingly to some right wingers, will not stop terrorism.

Terrorism is a war of ideas and words in addition to actual weapons. Saving people’s “sanity” is as much of an effective way to combat terror as weapons.

On that note, Thursday afternoon, the hacker retweeted the below post:

Featured Image is via Twitter.