Anonymous faces criticism in campaign against ISIS


Observers are beginning to notice that anonymous Internet users are not always credible.

The group of computer hackers known as Anonymous has said it would launch cyberattacks against the Islamic State, but some are saying those attacks aren't nearly as effective as they could be, and instead are hitting non-Islamic State users online.

"Anonymous' online battle with the Islamic State is starting to look like much ado about nothing," The Daily Dot reported over the weekend, quoting an unnamed Twitter spokesman who said the company wasn't paying much attention to Anonymous. The organization has been curating lists of Twitter accounts that it claims are affiliated with the Islamic State, publishing them and then targeting them for cyberattacks.