New: an activist made a script to flood the Texas abortion 'whistleblower' website with fake info. When they IP banned him, he made an iOS shortcut so essentially anyone with an iPhone can replicate what he did in seconds. Verified it works ourselves vice.com/en/article/z3x9ba/t…

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Spoke to the activist who made the tool via email. "To me the McCarthyism era tactics of turning neighbors against each other over a bill I feel is a violation of Roe V Wade is unacceptable." vice.com/en/article/z3x9ba/t…
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When we tested the tool, it appears the Texas abortion 'whistleblower' website has introduced a captcha, presumably to stop automated submissions. I found you could just fill out the captcha first then run the shortcut. Activist says working on update. vice.com/en/article/z3x9ba/t…
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Thousands of people have at least clicked on the link to this shortcut, the activist said vice.com/en/article/z3x9ba/t…
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Replying to @josephfcox
Heh. Verified it works ourselves. Quality journalism. Keep up the good work!
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Replying to @josephfcox
Brother an OG!
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Replying to @josephfcox @akemor
Good job!
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Replying to @josephfcox @akemor
Tell me this website is not a perfect Stalinist or Nazi tactic. Bring it down. This has no place in a democracy and the 21st century.
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would probably be down for this but I'm not up for being indicted by Greg Abbott's stormtroopers for violating some type of internet law. They would do it, too. But if you have the guts to do this, I admire you
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There are always VPNs to mask your identity. And I very much doubt that TX has any leverage to get internet providers to identify users outside of TX for filling out a web form. But of course, running a script to automate an attack carries real legal sanctions if caught.
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