By Brian Ashcraft
If there’s one way to stand up to ISIS, I guess, it’s with memes.
This past January, Japanese Twitter users uploaded images Photoshopped with anime as a way to defy ISIS.
Around that same time, net users on Japan’s largest bulletin board 2ch created ISIS-chan anime girls (which were, perhaps, inspired by Tumblr images dating from late last year).
The BBC (via IT Media) recently did a story on how Anonymous was “ramping up efforts to tackle sympathisers of the Islamic State group on Twitter.” Their method, the BBC reported, was to flood ISIS-friendly accounts with anime girls. Read more