In Internet activism, hacktivism or hactivism (a portmanteau of hack and activism) is the use of technology to promote a political agenda or a social change. With roots in hacker culture and hacker ethics, its ends are often related to the free speech, human rights or freedom of information movements.
Hacktivism: Political Hacking's Global Reach, From Scientology to Wikileaks to the Arab Spring, by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, 16 Aug 2011
Amy interviews Gabriella Coleman, assistant professor at NYU, and Peter Fein, an activist with Telecomix
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