Anonymous’ Anti-Establishment Campaign Actually Benefits Time Warner’s Profits
The sale of ubiquitous mask used by the group of hackers 'Anonymous' actually benefits Time Warner, the type of company that the group protests against.
Anonymous, the infamous group of hackers, have long championed the downfall of some of society’s more corrupt elements. From opposing governments, to attacking the Church of Scientology and websites of companies such as Visa, MasterCard and other global corporations, the group has long championed the freedom of information. However when they are forced to meet in public to protest censorship the protective anonymity of the Internet is replaced by other means of hiding identity.
The Guy Fawkes mask – the 17th century Englishman made famous by his attempt to blow up parliament – has become the adornment of choice for the group. Made famous by the ‘V for Vendetta’ movie, produced in 2006 by Warner Brothers, the mask’s stark white face, wide grin and angled moustache provides the perfect image of secrecy, rebellion and unity for the anarchic group.