With the first anniversary of the Ferguson protests approaching, the “hacktivist” group Anonymous has announced their plan to reveal the identities of thousands of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members after it gained access to the Klan’s Twitter account.
Anonymous has promised to shut down any KKK-related websites as well as social media accounts on the anniversary of the massive Ferguson protests, which has been sparked not only by the death of Michael Brown but by the decision by a grand jury that refused to indict police officer Darren Wilson for unloading his pistol on the unarmed teenager.
The official press release for the #OpKKK operation, says the following:
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 abhorrent. Criminal. 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. The privacy of the Ku Klux Klan no longer exists in cyberspace.
Last year, the KKK threatened to use “lethal force” against any protesters they saw on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
Moments later, Anonymous “hacktivists” took over the official KKK chapter’s Twitter account and revealed some members’ identities, including police officers.
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
The latest update is that Anonymous has gained access to yet another KKK Twitter account. They have thus obtained 1,000 members of the hate group, which they plan to expose.
Now, the group says they will reveal the identities around the first anniversary of #OpKKK on November 14, 2014. Stay tuned and help SPREAD THE WORD!
(Article by M. David and S. Wooten)