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A virtual blockade is

the cyberspace version of a physical sit-in or blockade. The goal in both cases is to call attention to the protestors and their cause by disrupting normal operations and blocking access to facilities. With a sit-in, thousands of activists simultaneously visit a web site and attempt to generate so much traffic against the site that other users cannot reach it.[1]

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  1. Activism, Hacktivism, and Cyberterrorism: The Internet as a Tool for Influencing Foreign Policy, at 264.

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