Hacktivism is hacking, as a form of civil disobedience, to promote a political agenda or social change. Hacktivism’s roots are in the free speech, human rights, or freedom of information movements.

Well-known hacktivists include the Anonymous movement and WikiLeaks but may include an individual.

Often movements are groups of individuals working toward common goals without a single authority figure.

Hacktivism can be used for good and criminal, malicious and destructive purposes, undermining the internet’s social construct.

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