Anonymous says it can hijack Twitter trends

09/9/2011 | CNET

The hacktivist group Anonymous has launched a software platform that it says enables users to hijack trending topics on Twitter. The tool monitors trending topics on the site, and auto-populates tweets with the associated hashtags, allowing users to flood trending topics with rapid fire tweets on unrelated themes. "This will help raise awareness of problems going on in this world and show people that real problems exist outside of 'Jersey Shore,' " the group said in a statement.

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