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Electrohippies - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Glossary

This is an international group of activists primarily concerned with the internet and the state of internet and media censorship across the globe.

The group is based in Oxford, England and have been involved in several activities against organizations and programs they deem to be against the publics interests. The first major incident was a protest against the World Trade Organization in 1999 where the Electrohippies organized a DoS (Denial of Service) attack to drastically slow down the conferences servers.

A second incident was their attempt to shut down the IMF by performing a Virtual Sit-In, that ran in conjunction with a real-world protests in Washington - This virtual protest was less successful than the WTO incident. In response to the UK’s Anti Terrorism Act 2000, the group has started to take a less antagonistic stance.


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