World-renowned hacker group Anonymous have created an app which can manipulate trending topics on Twitter to draw attention to causes they deem important.

World-renowned hacker group Anonymous has created an app which can manipulate trending topics on Twitter to draw attention to causes they deem important.

Designed to combat the increasing ‘redundant and pop culture like’  topics trending on the social network, URGE  (Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter) gives app users the ability to ‘hijack’ trending topics that Anonymous chooses, and tweet messages alongside them.

URGE is not technically a hacking tool, but rather a platform to allow the group to tweet their messages and raise awareness without having to constantly ‘copy and paste’ trending hash-tags.  Anonymous hopes the tool will help raise awareness about more pertinent global issues.

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