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Anonymous Targets Koch Brothers, Gets Involved in Wisconsin Politics

Anonymous has already targeted authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, the Westboro Baptist Church, and one particularly outspoken snitch. Now, the group of tireless hacktivists has apparently turned its attention to David and Charles Koch -- the billionaire brothers who, according to Anonymous, are manipulating Wisconsin politics to their own corporate advantage. Yesterday, Anonymous...

Smart Meters Draw (Misguided) Opposition from Left and Right in California

As the government and utility companies have continued to work towards modernizing our energy infrastructure and ushering in the era of the smart grid, they've met with surprisingly strong resistance across the political spectrum. The backlash against wireless smart meters has been particularly strong in California, where Tea Party conspiracy theorists and overzealous left-wing Luddites have...

Report: Republicans Won Social Media Battle During Midterm Elections

November's midterm elections saw the Republican party reassert its power in Washington, thanks to landslide victories at voting booths throughout the country. And, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center, the GOP did pretty well on Facebook, too. In the months leading up to the November elections, 22-percent of all online adults used social media to follow a particular campaign...

4Chan Floods TeaParty.Org With Offensive Images

The Tea Party website found itself on the receiving end of an attack from 4Chan. The childish pranksters hijacked the loosely organized political group's media section, and uploaded untold amounts of offensive and pornographic images [Ed. note: like this isn't already offensive] -- as well as a few LOLcats for good measure....

Conservative 'Activists' Invade Digg, Bury Thousands of 'Liberal' Stories

Digg is like the Roman Colosseum of public opinion, a place where Web content jostles for votes in the hopes of becoming "popular," and making the vaunted front page. In theory, it's a pretty democratic system. Occasionally, though, one group of like-minded users may stuff the ballots, and push an otherwise obscure article into the spotlight. Or, in some cases, they may even kill stories with...

Web-Assisted Attack on Tea Party Bound to Backfire

Congratulations Jason Levin; you have single-handedly let the Tea Party movement off the hook. Levin, who is either a technology consultant or a school teacher (or both), has taken to the Web to organize the 'Crash the Tea Party' movement. The goal of his organization is to infiltrate and "out-crazy" the fringe members of the group. We, like most, would never take the rather extreme leap to...