Hacker group Anonymous is trying to disrupt and trick its online jihadists into wasting their time watching 80s pop star Rick Astley.
What the actual story is?
Anonymous is trying to impede the terror group’s social media activism by infiltrating its propaganda feeds and misdirecting followers to Astley’s hit song Never Gonna Give You Up. They post a link to the video in a post under the pretence it is something useful or interesting, baffling and frustrating those who click it in good faith.
The group said it would start posting Rickroll links in the #SupportISIS hashtag, which could be used by would-be jihadists who want to learn more about the terror group. They hope that users will struggle to find genuine ISIS information amidst a deluge of 80s synth-pop, hindering their goals to participate in the terrorist death-cult.