It’s official! Anonymous’ Operation KKK has delivered a list of alleged KKK members and their Facebook profiles and/or Google+ pages.
Operation KKK announced about a week ago that on this particular November 5th, the same day of Anonymous’ Million Mask Mark, they also planned to release the personal information of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members, in an attempt to break the back of the notoriously racist and violent group.
The list was dropped on Pastebin.
“In this dox list, you will find official members of various KKK groups throughout the United States as well as their closest associates (most are also in other extremist hate groups). You will see many names with ALIAS beside it. If indicated, these are CONFIRMED aliases. Other names on this list may be aliases, as well. Some aliases we were unable to crack. The klan sometimes hides behind several online identities. Given name or alias, these are the real people underneath the hoods,” reads the explanation at the top the list,”It is important to note that many klan members change klan affiliations as well as go back and forth between being klan members and neo nazis etc (sometimes both, if permitted). There is quite a bit of movement between these types of groups (usually due to infighting). For this reason, you will see some names of individuals that are listed as neo nazis and so on. Some members of this list are quite dangerous, sociopathic individuals. Others are not.”
The Pastebin post also identified the Twitter handles, @ThatsRacistAF2 and @AnonCopWatch as the people behind the release of the list. @AnonCopWatch claims that they were able to gather the information by infiltrating Klan Facebook groups using secret Klan greetings. They spent almost a year gathering the information, using interviewing expert sources and digital espionage / social engineering.
“We consider this data dump as a form of resistance against the violence and intimidation tactics leveraged against the public by various members of Ku Klux Klan groups throughout history,” they added.
A list of personal information of alleged Ku Klux Klan members was released on November 2nd as well, but members of Operation KKK are claiming that they are not connected to it and that this is their only official list:
Operation KKK said in tweets regarding the earlier data dump: “We respect the work of our fellow freedom fighters. However, we are unable to confirm, deny or take credit for any work that we did not do.”
The earlier list contained the names of several high ranking officials, but this list does not appear to have anything like that.
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