Anonymous Declares War on Facebook, Scheduled for November 5

Posted Aug 9, 2011

Hacktivist cohort Anonymous has announced a plan to take down Facebook on November 5th of this year. The Guy Fawkes Day event was announced via youtube, and proclaims to “citizens of the world” that “your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed” and urges people to “join the cause and kill Facebook for the sake of your own privacy.” The missive provides the hashtag #opfacebook and concludes, “this is our world now. We exist without nationality, without religious bias. We have the right to not be surveilled, not be stalked, and not be used for profit. We have the right to not live as slaves.” [Business Insider]