The Return of Anonymous - 2020-08-11

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F374.png The Return of Anonymous August 11, 2020, Dale Beran, The Atlantic

At the end of May, as protests against the police killing of George Floyd got under way, reports started to circulate that the shadowy hacker group Anonymous was back.

The rumors began with a video depicting a black-clad figure in the group's signature Guy Fawkes mask. "Greetings, citizens of the United States," the figure said in a creepy, distorted voice. "This is a message from Anonymous to the Minneapolis Police Department." The masked announcer addressed Floyd's killing and the larger pattern of police misconduct, concluding, "We will be exposing your many crimes to the world. We are legion. Expect us."

The clip generated a wave of renewed enthusiasm for Anonymous, particularly among young people. Twitter accounts associated with the group saw a surge of new followers, a couple of them by the millions.

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