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Entre o controle e o ativismo hacker: a ação política dos Anonymous Brasil

Overview of attention for article published in História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos, December 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)

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Title
Entre o controle e o ativismo hacker: a ação política dos Anonymous Brasil
Published in
História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos, December 2015
DOI 10.1590/s0104-59702015000500002
Pubmed ID
Authors

Murilo Bansi Machado

Abstract

This paper addresses the political actions of Anonymous, the principal expression of current hacker activism, arguing that hacktivism is a form of political resistance in control societies. To this end, it focuses on studying the Brazilian, hacktivist facet of the collective. In order to stress its political character, it scrutinizes the principal expressions of hacking in the literature. It describes motivations, methods and the ethics of its political actions, based on a comparative analysis of two operations carried out by Brazilian Anonymous adherents in 2012: #OpWeeksPayment and #OpGlobo. And it finishes by identifying four of its main forms of political engagement: promotion of anonymity; "evangelization;" the formation of distributed networks; and the fact that the collective carries out and facilitates several types of political actions.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 13%
Unknown 14 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 25%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Unknown 4 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 5 31%
Computer Science 1 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 6%
Environmental Science 1 6%
Psychology 1 6%
Other 3 19%
Unknown 4 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 February 2016.
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#4,393,269
of 17,697,618 outputs
Outputs from História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
#319
of 1,097 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,448
of 349,240 outputs
Outputs of similar age from História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
#14
of 16 outputs
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