After the Islamic State attacked French civilians in Paris, the hacktivist group Anonymous decided to turn its weapons against the extremist group. Previous targets have included the Church of Scientology and the consultant group Stratford. What is the driving political ethos of Anonymous? Maria Armoudian discusses the politics and culture of hacktivism with Luke Goode.
Luke Goode is an Associate Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Auckland. He is an expert in new media technologies and the author of Jurgen Habermas: Democracy and the Public Sphere (Modern European Thinkers).
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