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‘We Are Legion’

by Giovanni Fazio

Special To The Japan Times

Director: Brian Knappenberger

Language: English

What do we really know about Anonymous, the activist organization that seemingly springs out of nowhere to attack institutions online? This documentary traces the group’s origins on 4chan, rooted in outrageous humor and trolling, and the sudden shift into organized action. The film makes a good case for Anonymous as chaotic actor, as capable of nobly supporting free speech on one hand, while censoring voices they disagree with via DoS attacks on the other. Now streaming on Vimeo.com.