The hacktivist group Anonymous says it’s planning to block all live streams of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, in an operation entitled "Operation SOTU".
“We reject the State of the Union. We reject the authority of the President to sign arbitrary orders and bring irresponsible and damaging controls to the Internet,” the statement reads. "The President of the United States of America, and the Joint Session of Congress will face an Army tonight."
Anonymous group is upset with a pending Internet security bill. According to Anonymous and other Internet freedom activists, if the CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Information Act) is passed it will infringe on online privacy and freedom.
A Twitter account associated with Anonymous also hinted by tweeting,"ADVANCED WARNING: This year's State of the Union Address WILL be cancelled if internet regulation is passed by executive order #opLastResort"
"Aaron Swartz was one of the leading voices in the fight against these idiotic and destructive efforts to control the last free space on Earth. Aaron Swartz was persecuted. Now Aaron Swartz is dead," Operation SOTU announcement read.
Is Anonymous actually capable of bringing down the SOTU address from the internet? Let's see..