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article imageAnonymous begins publishing personal info of KKK members

By Michael Thomas     Nov 2, 2015 in Internet
Anonymous has published the personal info online of "about 1,000" Ku Klux Klan members in what appears to be ongoing action.
Global News reports the release of email addresses and phone numbers — called "doxxing" online — of alleged KKK members came about near the anniversary of the Ferguson riots a year ago, when the KKK threatened lethal force against protesters waiting to hear whether officer Darren Wilson would be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed teen, Michael Brown.
Members of the hacktivist collective began posting the personal information onto the anonymous text-sharing site Pastebin on Sunday. Some media outlets have tried contacting the alleged members with no success so far. Anonymous apparently found the info of Klan members after it was able to hack into a KKK-affiliated Twitter account.
The release of info is apparently just the beginning. Anonymous plans to name members of the KKK, Ghoul Squad and other groups with connections to the white supremacist organization on Nov. 5. It has also reportedly taken over several KKK Twitter accounts and websites.
Anonymous' #OpKKK campaign will coincide with the planned Million Mask March on Thursday, precisely one year since a Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for killing Brown. It is also planning another campaign it calls #HoodsOff starting on Nov. 4.
As The Hill notes, the KKK may be planning a counter-protest to coincide with the Million Mask March. Anonymous said in a press release that the KKK has the right to freedom of expression, but not to promote violence and racism.
An Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account tweeted yesterday:
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