Is 4chan Launching ‘Operation Hotpockets’ to Give Internet Access to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange?

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By Lukas Mikelionis | 11:23 am, October 19, 2016

The most notorious Internet hacking forum is floating a plan to help the most  notorious hacker get back online.

Many 4chan members expressed their anger after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange saw his Internet connection cut off by the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been holed up for the past four years. Now the hacker group says it is thinking about launching “Operation Hotpockets” this week.

The idea behind the operation is simple: Show up outside the Ecuadorian embassy with hotspots in your pockets for Assange to then connect to the Internet, so he can continue his operations and make the political establishment tremble.

Of course, as with all 4chan initiatives, it’s impossible to verify the seriousness until it happens.


In a post on 4chan, one user wrote: “For those of you who missed it, it’s quite literally fucking happening!”

Many cheered the idea and one user said, “Good idea. You could get this trending in normal channels. Assange is like a bipartisan figure, everybody loves him. Except for Hillary and her ilk.”

Another user said, “Seriously mate, I’d be honoured to help him in some way if only I could get even the slightest bit of confirmation that I wasn’t totally wasting my time.”

Others, however, were unsure whether it’s a smart idea to bring in an Internet connection for Assange, writing: “Let’s bring unsecured wifi signals for the most wanted hacker in the world to use!”

Is this going to be just another 4chan hoax or will Julian Assange finally get back online and continue influencing U.S elections?