Anonymous Exposes Pedophiles On Twitter

What’s worse than knowing pedophiles exist in the world?

How about having them get all ‘in your face’ on Twitter with posts looking for, talking about or sharing pictures of children? Yeah, this is happening – and Anonymous is exposing them, one sick twist at a time.

And you can help.

The whole thing appears to have started when Rhode Island Senator Beth Moura sent out this tweet, asking Rhode Island Representative Dan Gordon for help:

Representative Gordon retweeted it and tagged Anonymous, asking for help. And once the hacktivist group got involved, they kept finding more and more – and MORE pedophiles openly interacting on Twitter. Folks started contacting Twitter and the FBI – and then and the hashtag #TwitterPedoRing started:

Two Anonymous folks appear to have taken the lead after that – @VizFoSho and @Aeristotle.

With Representative Gordon coming in with an assist:

But in pure Anonymous fashion, they also share the predators’ Twitter handles on a pastebin note, with this warning:

How can you help? The effort is still going strong. If you hack, check out #TwitterPedoRing – we’re sure you can take it from there. For the rest of us, if you spot pedophile accounts, report them (along with all the handles listed on the pastebin) to

What do you think of Anonymous now?

(Child abuse image from Shutterbox)

@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.