The hacktivists accuse the United Nations of weaponizing the Internet
Anonymous hacktivists have released a new video threatening to “systematically dismantle” the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union.On December 19, 2012, the representatives of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) presented a World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) Post Mortem at the American University in Washington DC.
Ambassador Terry Kramer and a distinguished panel analyzed the new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) drafted in Dubai and the lack of consensus among the member states that attended the conference.
Over the past weekend, the Anonymous movement has released a video in response to the WCIT Post Mortem.
They’ve highlighted that they’re pleased with the fact that the Internet has protected itself against WCIT. However, they accuse the United Nations of “endanger[ing] the rights of every human being by facilitating the weaponization of the internet against its people.”
“The United Nations was supposed to be established to maintain international peace not government censorship and suppression,” Anonymous said.
They added, “Anonymous has therefore decided that your organization must be destroyed. For the good of the Internet, for the good of mankind -- and for our own enjoyment-- we shall proceed to systematically dismantle the United Nations International Telecommunication Union in its present form and expel you completely from the Internet.”