Project Chanology - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Glossary

This protest movement was realized by the internet group “Anonymous” against the practices and concept of the Church of Scientology and its religion. The internet group launched a campaign against the religious organization which included cyber-attacks like DoS (Denial of Service), physical methods of disruption like prank calling and black faxes and non-violent protests in public.

The protest was instigated as the Anonymous group believed that the Church of Scientology was attempting to censor the internet and force their beliefs on the public. After the initial stage of attacks, the group attempted to have the Church investigated by the IRS. The project received mixed reviews from the public and organizations; some people believe the project played into the hands of the Church as it portrayed them as Martyrs who were unjustly attacked for their beliefs.