We Are Legion
The Story of the Hacktivists

Knappenberger, Brian
Date Written:  2012-01-20
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX14497

A history of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.

The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous' own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan. Through interviews with current members - some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial - as well as writers, academics and major players in various 'raids,' "We Are Legion" traces the collective's breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online world. 93 mins.
There is a copy of this video in the Connexions Archive.

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