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Problem-Reaction-Solution: Anonymous Promises to Take Down the Internet

Saturday 24 March 2012

‘They’re back. The FBI’s Lulzsec promises hijinks on April Fool’s Day. On Saturday, the supposed hacktivist group infiltrated – and we can presume created – by the U.S. government released a YouTube video promising more mayhem. “Lulzsec will start targeting governments, corporations, agencies, and quite possibly the people watching this video. We are here for the lulz, the fame, the anarchy, and the people,” the video proclaimed.

Targeting “the people watching this video” – mostly average people who have nothing to do with the government or large corporations – appears to be the next step in an ambitious psyop designed to manufacture consensus for government regulation of the internet.’

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