Friday, November 06, 2015

Out Of The Hood!

Anonymous throws shade on the Klan.

Anonymous outed members of the Klan. They kept good on their promise to expose people involved in the White extremist group.

The internet activists warned that something was going down.

On Guy Fawkes Day (a symbolic tribute to the rebellion leader), the group posted the names, social media and work information of every member in the Klan. The Operation KKK was a response to chatter saying the Klan was planning on disrupting the Ferguson protesters in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.

The Klan has been extremely active. Since the emergence of #BlackLivesMatter, the White extremists have turned to the social media for recruiting.

The White extremists got their "facts" from the kookspiracy and conservative Craigslist.

"We hope Operation KKK will, in part, spark a bit of constructive dialogue about race, racism, racial terror and freedom of expression, across group lines," the group said. "The reality is that racism usually does NOT wear a hood but it does permeate our culture on every level. Part of the reason we have taken the hoods off of these individuals is not because of their identities, but because of what their hoods symbolize to us in our broader society."

Hackers spent 11 months gathering information on the alleged members, the group said, going to great lengths to confirm the identities as best as possible. They used public data and academic records as well as interviews with both experts and some of the KKK members themselves.

"We consider this data dump as a form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics leveraged against the public by various members of Ku Klux Klan groups throughout history," Anonymous said.

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