The great Anonymous divide

While the Anonymous' Guy Fawkes masks are seen at youthful protests around the world, the hacktivist collective is far from unified global movement.

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The Anonymous movement of antiestablishment activists banding together to carry out virtual operations around the world was an American invention. Mostly young Internet agitators and pranksters in the US would set the agenda for the collective, and wannabes around the world would follow.