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Hactivist Group Anonymous Declares 'Total War' on Donald Trump

#OpTrump is supposed to take place April 1.


The hactivist group Anonymous is once again targeting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, calling on its community to “dismantle his campaign.”

The group issued a call to arms in a YouTube video, urging hackers to shut down Trump’s websites and expose “what he doesn’t want the public to know” on April 1. It’s a revival of a campaign that began in December, after Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

“Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing,” said a spokesman for the group, wearing the traditional Guy Fawkes mask. “Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas. You say what your current audience wants to hear, but in reality you don’t stand for anything except for your personal greed and power.”

Anonymous’s video, describing #OpTrump, is here:

Trump’s political opponents, meanwhile, have been doing their best to disrupt the campaign in a more mainstream fashion — with digital ads that call him out by name.

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