Anonymous Begins Releasing Names of KKK Members

Anonymous Begins Releasing Names of KKK Members

Anonymous hackers have rolled out a list of names of individuals who are part of the Ku Klux Klan as part of their Hoods Off 2015 campaign. The group said it removed some of the promised 1,000 names from the data dump to ensure that they were all accurate.

Published November 6, 2015

Anonymous hackers have rolled out a list of names of individuals who are part of the Ku Klux Klan as part of their Hoods Off 2015 campaign. The group said it removed some of the promised 1,000 names from the data dump to ensure that they were all accurate.

"The reality is that racism usually does NOT wear a hood but it does permeate our culture on every level," the document released Thursday read. "Part of the reason we have taken the hoods off of these individuals is not because of their identities, but because of what their hoods symbolize to us in our broader society."

Earlier this week, Anonymous said they were not responsible for the release of 57 names this past weekend ahead of their scheduled release date. "We believe in due diligence and will NOT recklessly involve innocent individuals #OpKKK," wrote the account @Operation_KKK. The hacker group tweeted Tuesday that the official release will still happen as scheduled on Nov. 5. 

"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," they wrote.


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Written by Natelege Whaley

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