FloodNet has been a tool for empowered net citizens, to participate in electronic civic disobedience in solidarity with the Zapatistas. It was developed as a device to orchestrate collective electronic civil disobedience.
On April 10.1998 there was the first global digital action, a form of virtual sit-in, to hack websites (President Zedillo's Website, U.S. government, Pentagon). The FloodNet Tactical Version 1.0 was showcased during an electronic civil disobedience action against Mexican President Zedillo's website.
To disrupt access to the targeted web site by flooding the host server with requests for that site.
To foster new forms of protest through digital media
With the free version software, everyone could Download EDT's Public Version of the Zapatista FloodNet, and use it to protest with any website, creating new campaigns of protest.