hacktivism

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Blend of hack +‎ activism, a portmanteau coined in 1994 by a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow hacker collective.

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hacktivism (uncountable)

  1. (Internet) The practice of promoting a political agenda by hacking, especially by defacing or disabling websites.

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