Anonymous says it will reveal names of up to 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members
The online hacktivist group, Anonymous has threatened to strip anonymity from the Ku Klux Klan. The Anonymous has announced a operation called Operation KKK to reveal the names of 1000+ Ku Klux Klan.
The vow to post KKK members’ names online marks an escalation in a year-old battle between the two groups, which began during civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
— Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) October 27, 2015
In a press release, Anonymous says it is right for the group to unveil the hoods behind the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous said it has been watching the group for so long and revealing the people behind the hoods is “the right course of action.”
Anonymous has also asked a vote on Twitter from its followers and members whether it should remove the hoods off the KKK member or not.
— Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) October 28, 2015
In November 2014, during the wait for a grand jury’s decision whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, the KKK reportedly threatened to attack Ferguson protesters. Anonymous then commandeered a KKK-linked Twitter account and exposed social media accounts it said belonged to KKK members.
Now after a year, when the grand jury elected not to indict Wilson, Anonymous published a blog post on Wednesday that it “will release, to the global public, the identities of up to 1,000 klan members, Ghoul Squad affiliates and other close associates of various factions of the Ku Klux Klan across the Unites States.”