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Old April 14th, 2013 (3:27 PM).
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Originally Posted by CarcharOdin View Post
I saw their official statement.
There's no such thing. Anonymous isn't a group, it's the idea of ultimate free speech. Anyone can be or not be anonymous at any time, including people with completely conflicting goals. I could make a completely opposite statement to what you saw and be equally as "official," because there's no such thing as official. It's a bit sad that nearly a decade later, people still just don't get it (or worse, are actively subverting the idea).

That said, this story's kind of interesting, but some of the posts above make me think that it's not as big a deal as people are making it out to be.
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