When Anonymous had Scientology in a panic: A new document has us nostalgic for 2008 - 2016-05-06
Where would we be without our wonderful network of tipsters? We are so fortunate that so many of our readers help us out by tracking down documents or giving us tips about where to find information. We have a few fun items for you today, but we first wanted to acknowledge how much we appreciate the help we get from our sources.
Especially someone like our first tipster today, who is an active member of the Church of Scientology. That's all we can tell you at this time, but we're very glad that this person recently sent us a small trove of documents that we're still poring through. For today, however, we thought we'd share with you a fun little item they gave us that should make our readers who were involved in the Anonymous movement especially nostalgic.
It was May 18, 2008, and the Church of Scientology was in a bit of a panic. The protests by Chanology, the Anonymous wing that had decided to teach Scientology a lesson after it tried to censor the infamous Tom Cruise interview video that had leaked to the Internet that January, had been going on for a few months, and they were taking their toll. The protests were not only happening all over the place, but the protesters themselves were very clever, looking for creative ways to disrupt Scientology's usual ways of doing things. And now, someone at the church had noticed a problem at a relatively new thing known as "Google Maps."