The group of Hacktivists Anonymous released on Monday a list of Twitter handles they say "is a list of paedophiles that twitter hasn't deemed important to remove despite their affiliations with each other". The group claims these Twitter users have been posting and requesting content with "children participating in lewd acts." Anonymous say they have released this list "in hopes that Twitter will work together with LEA in order to catch and stop these scumbags." Here is a statement released by the group.
On Twitter the hashtag #TwitterPedoRing has been created. In an email to SecurityNewsDaily, Twitter spokesman Robert Weeks said, "We do not tolerate child pornography on Twitter. We have investigated all reported accounts in question and taken appropriate action on the offending accounts with suspensions and reports to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children," MSNBC quoted. Weeks added if you come across a Twitter account promoting child pornography, email email@example.com. This is not the first time that Anonymous has taken on internet paedophiles. Last year the group released the results of #OpDarkNet, a mission its members engaged in to expose child predators. They hacked into Lolita City, a darknet website used by paedophiles to trade in child pornography and leaked the names of 1,589 paedophiles.