digilante

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of digital and vigilante.

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Noun[edit]

digilante (plural digilantes)

  1. A person who engages in vigilantism on or through the Internet.
    • 1998, David Brin, The Transparent Society: WIll Technology Force Use to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom?, Perseus Books (1998), ISBN 9780738201443, page 164:
      Other computer wizards have become cult figures after rushing to defend their idea of Internet purity, for example, when several hacker "digitantes" sabotaged Cyber Promotions, Inc., one of the most hated e-mail advertisers, or "spammers."

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