[Update] ‘Amped Attacks’ and Anonymous are two different groups with two different KKK lists

As some of our readers have pointed out, the list released yesterday supposedly by Anonymous was not only probably incorrect but also not released by Anonymous at all.

According to various reports, a Twitter user with the handle “Amped Attacks” took credit for the attack, stating that they were inspired by Operation KKK and wanted to help however they could. Anonymous responded to Amped Attack’s list with equal respect, stating that they cannot take credit for someone else’s work.

Amped Attacks claimed they had “proof” of the information they released and were sending it to several media outlets.

“They will sort out the proof and report it,” Amped Attacks said in a tweet. But according to the Washington Post, it appears that Amped Attacks has not yet made good on their promise, adding that “Amped told TechCrunch that he’s not associated with Anonymous, and was acting on his own.”

Mayors Madeline Rogero of Knoxville, TN, Jim Gray of Lexington, KY, and Tom Henry of Fort Wayne, IN have denied allegations that they are affiliated with the KKK. Senators Dan Coates and Johnny Isakson have also refuted the claims that they are affiliated with the claim. Interestingly, Senators Thom Tillis and John Cornyn have not responded to the allegations at all.

We’ll have to wait two more days for Anonymous’s list and what the fallout from that list may be.

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Caitlin Cohen

Caitlin Cohen graduated from Boston University with a degree in History. She has written for DeadState for three and a half years. She technically speaks French. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and has big plans to one day get a dog.

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