Reddit members are mounting their most ambitious plot yet: to bring down one of the senators who recently voted in favour of SOPA. The list of candidates is growing, and includes Bob Corker, Paul Ryan and Lindsey Graham.
The Bob Corker operation seems to be the most advanced at this early stage, with the Operation Corkscrew sub-reddit up and running and an Operation Corkscrew website already registered. It remains to be seen whether Corker is the politician who ends up facing the combined force of Reddit users.
Reddit members have already achieved a number of ‘hits’ this year, including the infamous Texas judge William Adams campaign. Can they bring down a popular and relatively safe politician like Bob Corker? And if they can, is this how democracy works now?