Anonymous has declared that 11 December will be the day to troll the Islamic State with Photoshopped images, videos and jokes related to the terrorist organisation. The online hacktivist group has asked netizens to be part of the trolling scheme as an effort to “mock them for the idiots they are.” According to a post on Ghostbin, the campaign will take place on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and in the real world.
Netizens are asked to post mocking photos and videos related to the extremist group. These posts should use the hashtags #Daesh or #Daeshbags, as well as using any hashtags that ISIS members use. The reasoning is that the word Daesh is a an alternative acronym for ISIS, which carries a connotation that is less favourable towards the group.
Photos and videos of dead/captured ISIS members are encouraged as well. Netizens are advised to report any ISIS accounts they find during the trolling campaign. To participte in the real world, web users are instructed to print out mocking photos of ISIS and spread them around town.
Anonymous believes that the scheme “will show them that we are not afraid, we will not just hide in our fear, we are the majority and with our strength in numbers we can make a real difference.
We will show them what they really are they do not stand for a religion, they do not stand for a god, they are brainwashers teaching from the young to the old their propaganda against the “west” when in reality they are just increasing the distance between countries by giving many a bad name.”
Anonymous declared war on ISIS following the Paris attacks that occurred several weeks ago. Under the banner #OpParis, thousands of pro-ISIS accounts were allegedly taken down by the hacktivist group.