Here's How Far Right Trump Supporters Created a Public Database of Names and Addresses of Activists

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Here's How Far Right Trump Supporters Created a Public Database of Names and Addresses of Activists

The hack has many thinking twice about signing online petitions.

Published May 22, 2017

Trump supporters reportedly hacked into an anti-Trump petition and created a document with the names, professions and addresses of the people who signed. The document was posted on a pro-Trump message board on Saturday night; however, it has since been removed, reported Buzzfeed News

  1. The names were posted to a Discord server — an online messaging and file sharing service popular among gamers.

    According to Buzzfeed, the document was originally posted by user kanuke7 and contains thousands of names and social media accounts of anti-Trumpers.

    The original list originated from a petition. On the Discord, the original poster shared a link to the petition and a caption: "These f**king imbecilic 'antifa' have given us a wonderful gift!! They have created a list of names for /pol/ to crawl through and cross check all the hundreds of antifa sympathizers."

    The original petition was circulated among people who signed it to condemn the Trump administration.

    “We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime,” the petition read. “The Trump/Pence Regime is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it is. For the future of humanity and the planet, we, the people, must drive this regime out.”

    Users on the Discord server found a way to look up the information of people who signed the petition and shared their information online. 

  2. When was made aware of the breach, they released a statement Sunday condemning the drive.

    "It has come to our attention that a network of 'alt-right' fascists have, in the most cowardly and thuggish way, unleashed a campaign to dig into and publish everything they can find about the personal lives of the thousands of individuals who courageously and righteously signed the Call to Action issued by Refuse Fascism," they wrote. "In this same spirit, we will respond to this attack by exposing to the world the nature and danger posed by these fascist cowards, by defeating their attempts to destroy people’s lives, and by bringing forward even more people to stand up against the fascist regime to say: NO! We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America."

    The website has not taken down the page listing every signatory of the petition.

Written by Rachel Herron

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