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Out of the Shadows: Analyzing Anonymous' Twitter Resurgence during the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests

  title={Out of the Shadows: Analyzing Anonymous' Twitter Resurgence during the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests},
  author={Keenan I. Jones and Jason R. C. Nurse and Shujun Li},
Until recently, there had been little notable activity from the once prominent hacktivist group, Anonymous. The group, responsible for activist-based cyber attacks on major busi- nesses and governments, appeared to have fragmented after key members were arrested in 2013. In response to the ma- jor Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests that occurred after the murder of George Floyd, however, reports indicated that the group was back. To examine this apparent resurgence, we conduct a large-scale… 

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