We Are Not Amused
Going a tad overboard in their response to the latest Yes Men hoax,
the government of Canada wiped out 4,500 websites with the help of
international cybersecurity agencies as it tried to shut down a couple
of parody sites criticizing its environmental policies. Posing as
Canadian officials in Copenhagen last month, the Yes Men announced a
series of bold climate change initiatives that, charged the real guys, caused "confusion among the public concerning Canadian governmental affairs."
"We are sorry to see that the Canadian government will not 'take
certain actions' that could help stave off catastrophic climate
change," said Mike Bonanno. "And we are also sorry to see that they don't care so much for free speech."