The hackers Guardians of Peace’s (GOP) agenda are far from over. Their next threat to Sony came after their successful plan to stop the release of the controversial movie “The Interview.”
According to TMZ, GOP demanded for Sony executives to delete traces of the film, including its trailer and full version, from any website. They indeed got what they wanted when the company started deleting every single topic about the interview in their social media accounts.
The film’s Twitter account is already empty. Its Facebook page was deleted. Every video that was about “The Interview” was taken down from YouTube.
Sony’s quick action to every demand of GOP was criticized by some notable people. George Clooney insisted that the movie industry must be firm in distributing its products and campaigned support from other celebrities.
Clooney believed that if Hollywood would be defeated by threats, other forms of media might be next. In his interview with Deadline, he mentioned United States was a free country when it comes to media. He feared the cyberattack may happen with any industry.
“What happens if a newsroom decides to go with a story, and a country or an individual or corporation decides they don’t like it…You have someone threaten to blow up buildings and all of a sudden, everybody has to bow down,” Clooney told Deadline.
Sony defended accusations of defeat when they said in a statement that their focus was for the safety of employees and moviegoers. They shared their frustration with the event, saying the attackers stole their intellectual property and tried to destroy their morale just to stop the release of a film.
Sony admitted they believed in the right of free expression for the filmmakers. The incident forced them to limit their freedom, and the company was disappointed with the results.
“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process to do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” a Sony representative said.
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