Anonymous posts Ku Klux Klan alleged sympathisers list

Source: BBC

The hackers’ collective Anonymous has shared details of hundreds of alleged sympathisers of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on the internet.

Anonymous said the data was “a form of resistance” against racial violence.

The KKK last year threatened to use “deadly force” against those protesting over the killing of a black youth in Ferguson, Missouri.

A list of alleged KKK members published earlier in the week appears to have been fake.

That list had incorrectly outed several US politicians as KKK members and was quickly followed by a denial from Anonymous’s official Twitter account.

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Thursday’s list appears to detail social media profiles of people who had joined or “liked” KKK-related groups on Facebook and Google+. Many of the profiles featured racist imagery and slogans.

Anonymous said it had collected the names over the course of the last year, using a variety of ways, from “interviewing expert sources” and “digital espionage” to obtaining publicly-available information.

The group said those on the list included official members of various KKK groups “as well as their closest associates (most are also in other extremist hate groups)”. Some were listed with their alleged aliases.

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