Originally published: February 27, 2012
Last updated: March 3, 2012 - 11:35am
Hacker group Anonymous released a list of lawmakers that it hopes to defeat this year. The list includes all members of Congress who supported the defense spending bill or two anti-piracy measures, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The list is a mix of Democrats and Republicans. "We are calling on voters, activists and keyboard warriors under all banners to unite as a single force to unseat the elected representatives who threaten our essential freedoms and who were so quick to minimize our individual constitutional rights for a quick corporate profit," the group wrote. The campaign is a partnership between Anonymous and several Occupy Wall Street protest groups.
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