Anonymous's War on Neo-Nazis Isn't Winning Allies in Germany

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People call Anonymous a lot of bad words, but hypocritical is seldom one of them. The hacktivist collective's latest Germany-centric crusade against the bigotry and hatred of neo-Nazis is drawing ire from all sides. Codenamed Operation Blitzkrieg (or #OpBlitzkrieg) the project seems mostly focused on exposing the identities of neo-Nazis by posting customer databases on a WikiLeaks-style website called, not-so-creatively, Nazi-Leaks.net. Though Anonymous has been going after neo-Nazi groups for weeks, the operation took off this week thanks to some exposure in the German press and, oddly enough, some heavy criticism for the obvious invasion of privacy.

Ironically, Anonymous is getting in trouble for not respecting anonymity online.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

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