Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a label and Internet meme adopted within Internet culture to represent the actions of many online community users acting anonymously usually toward a loosely agreed-upon goal. It is generally considered as a blanket term—not tied to any monolithic group—for the vox populi or members of the Internet culture.
Actions attributed to Anonymous are undertaken by unidentified individuals who apply the Anonymous label to themselves. Incidents which are said to be associated with Anonymous are rarely connected to an organized group. The phenomenon has received much of its publicity through Project Chanology and its protests against the Church of Scientology.