In the newest chapter of their recurring online war with the Ku Klux Klan, the activist group Anonymous issued a considerable threat towards them on Twitter last week:
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 conflict between the two organizations began in November of last year when the white supremacist group issued threats on its main Twitter account towards those protesting Michael Brown‘s death. In response to the vow of “lethal force,” Anonymous briefly took control of their account and announced that they would publish the names and social media account information of any Klansmen they uncovered as part of #OpKKK.
“We are not attacking you because of what you believe in as we fight for freedom of speech,” the hackers said in a recent statement. “We are attacking you because of what you do to our brothers and sisters.”
Members have reportedly been leaving the KKK for fear of exposure in past months. With the new information that has been discovered, the hackers released a new statement to reaffirm that they will continue to unmask and target supremacist websites:
The aim of the operation is nothing more than cyber Warfare. Anything you upload will be taken down, anything you use to promote the KKK will be shut down…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.
[h/t Huffington Post]
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