“You messed with our family and now we will mess with yours,” Anonymous declared in a press release on October 22.
Last year, the KKK threatened to use lethal force against protesters in Ferguson. In response, the hacktivist group Anonymous launched Operation KKK, which hacked their websites and Twitter accounts and revealed the identities of a sizable portion of the racist terror organization, prompting the KKK to claim Anonymous was targeting their families in an ironic attempt to cast themselves as the victims.
According to Addicting Info, on the one-year anniversary of OpKKK, Anonymous is once against announcing a plan to “de-hood” 1,000 KKK members. The catalyst this time seems to be somewhat smaller in scale than the Ferguson protests. A Klan member who goes by the online moniker “Thomas Klan” began harassing Conover Kenard of FreakOutNation over twitter, creating several fake accounts and even going so far as to harass her friends and personally threaten Kenard.
We’ve gained access to yet another KKK Twitter account. Using the info obtained, we will be revealing about 1000 klan member identities.
— Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) October 22, 2015
It’s odd the KKK would go through social media and the internet to harass anyone, considering Anonymous — a group that has a lot more knowledge about the way computers and the internet work — is out to completely eradicate them. I suppose critical thinking is not the strong suit of most Klan members.
This past week, Anon published a press release declaring their intentions:
Ku Klux Klan, we never stopped watching you. We know who you are … We never said we would only strike once … After closely observing so many of you for so very long, we feel confident that applying transparency to your organizational cells is the right, just, appropriate and only course of action … You are more than extremists. You are more than a hate group. You operate much more like terrorists and you should be recognized as such. You are terrorists that hide your identities beneath sheets and infiltrate society on every level.
CNN reports that as of January 2015, the KKK had anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 members, so de-hooding 1,000 is a huge chunk of their population. Good on you Anonymous for taking a stand.
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