Hacker who went after ISIS with pro-LGBTQ propaganda is now the target

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A hacker who started his own online crusade against ISIS last year in the wake of the massacre at Pulse in Orlando, Florida — and as a result, found himself the target of threats — is back in the news without any real reason other than lazy journalism.

The Twitter user behind the @WauchulaGhost handle told CNN in 2016 he began hacking pro-ISIS accounts even before Pulse, to “stand up” to the extremist group. For 18 months, he’s festoooned their pages with rainbow flags and pro-LGBTQ messages, and linked their accounts to porn sites. And he’s not alone: hackers with accounts named Ebony and Yeti join in on the fun.

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“I get beheading images,” the hacker told CNN at the time. “Death threats. ‘We’re going to kill you’ and that’s good because if they are focusing on me they are not doing anything else.

We started to take over their accounts with porn and gay pride images basically just to troll them. We thought that putting the naked images would offend them.

If the social media people like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram would stand up and do something it would help.

Sometimes you have to stand up and make a change for the good.

The Sun, a British tabloid, reported on these threats Monday, but as @WauchlaGhost tweeted, they’re a little late to the party.

After seeing the same old report duplicated on PinkNews, LGBTQ Nation reached out to him via Twitter to find out what’s changed in the last year, if anything.

And he said, while he is supportive of the community, he is an ally and not LGBTQ.

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