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(Mis|Dis)Information on the Activist Frontier

If you troll your way gently through the stagnant backwaters of the anarchist internet, you will from time to time run across anonymous claims of responsibility for assorted revolutionary criminal acts that are purported to have taken place. I can only assume that these claims are made for propaganda purposes, a la the quaint and antiquated idea of “propaganda of the deed”.

I am a big fan of anonymity and pseudonymity, and occasionally like to ponder some of the issues that inherently arise from anonymous and pseudonymous communications. So it is that I’m, I guess, somewhat well-poised to ask what seems like a really obvious question:

Do the self-described anarchists realize just how exploitable this system is?
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Published in: General, Security | on July 23rd, 2009 | Comments Off on (Mis|Dis)Information on the Activist Frontier