Everyone is on Twitter nowadays; celebs, presidential nominees, ISIS. Oh, you didn't know that terrorist group ISIS has multiple accounts on Twitter? They do. Don't worry, not many people follow them back (losers). In the wake of the Orlando attacks, a hacker associated with the vigilante hacktivist group Anonymous decided to give some ISIS Twitter accounts makeovers using pro LGBTQ+ messages, rainbow flags and gay porn, all the stuff extremist monsters really hate.
According to Newsweek, a hacker (who goes by the name WauchulaGhost) has been hijacking pro-ISIS Twitter accounts for many months, but after the shootings at a gay club in Orlando over the weekend, decided to adorn their accounts with rainbow flags and gay-pride paraphernalia. In a statement to Newsweek, they said:
I did it for the lives lost in Orlando. Daesh [ISIS] have been spreading and praising the attack, so I thought I would defend those that were lost. The taking of innocent lives will not be tolerated.
WauchulaGhost, who disclosed nothing about who they are except that they live in the United States, says that they don't aim to offend Muslims with graphic images, and that they want to be respectful to Islam while sticking it to Jihadist extremists.
One thing I do want to say is we aren’t using graphic porn and our purpose is not to offend Muslims. Our actions are directed at Jihadist extremists. Many of our own [group of hackers] are Muslim and we respect all religions that do not take innocent lives.
Twitter claims to have shut down more than 125,000 accounts promoting extremism in the past year alone, and with the help of these good-guy hackers, more and more accounts are being exposed and suspended.