Led by online network Anonymous, Friday has been announced #ISISTrollingDay where feeds on Facebook and Twitter feature cartoons and altered images designed to mock the terrorist group.
Images of ISIS members with goats, holding keyboards, and riding unicorns are being shared over social media networks. Anonymous is a collective of unknown hackers around the world who have carried out various cyber attacks on governments and corporations.
The network recently declared it would undertake “massive" cyber attacks on ISIS following the November 13 Paris attacks. A message on website GhostBin asked social media users to “show your support and help against ISIS by joining us and trolling them. Do not think you have to be apart of Anonymous, anyone can do this and does not require any special skills.”
The message called for “mocking” photos of ISIS on Twitter, using the #Daesh and #Daeshbags hashtags. “Post photos of goats while @ing Isis members with captions talking about their wives,” it said. It encouraged users to tag and connect the photos to known ISIS members, and to post photos of dead ISIS members. It said it “post photos showing you are not afraid against them”.
The message also asked people to find ISIS members on Facebook , out them to friends and report them. The message also asked Youtube users to make videos mocking ISIS. For those wanting to mock in ‘real life’ the message said people should print out photos that mock ISIS and spread them through cities and towns, and to print out pages showing ISIS does not represent Islam.
There are also demonstrations and gatherings planned around the world today where people will get together to mock the terror group. The Ghostbin message said it was trolling ISIS because ISIS thrives off fear: “they hope that by their actions they can silence all of us and get us to just lay low and hide in fear.
“But what many forget and even they do is that there are many more people in the world against them than for them. And that is the goal of this mass uprising, on December 11th we 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 mock them for the idiots they are.”