Anonymous has declared December 11th “ISIS Trolling Day.” The hackers call on web users to spend the day antagonizing, mocking, and disrupting the online propaganda of the Islamic State.
In a widely-shared document, Anonymous instructs supporters to post mocking photos, videos, jokes, and memes about ISIS on social media. On Twitter, they recommend “posting photos of goats while [messaging] ISIS members with captions talking about their wives.” They also suggest posting photos of dead ISIS members on hashtags commonly used by the Islamic militant group’s members and supporters.
In addition to disrupting existing ISIS hashtags, Anonymous hopes to gather enough support to trend the “#Daeshbags” hashtag on Twitter, a reference to an acronym of Islamic state’s Arabic name, which is seen as an insult by ISIS.
In addition to their plans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, Anonymous also wants their supporters to print out posters and stickers and plaster them around their localities. The group also urged non-web savvy users to get involved, saying “Do not think you have to be apart of Anonymous, anyone can do this and [it] does not require any special skills.”