In the most interesting piece of news you will read all day, the hacktivist group known as Anonymous claims they have begun outing people who are supposedly linked to the KKK.
In a press release, Anonymous has outlined their plan called #OpKKK where they state they will be sharing 1,000 names of KKK members and are organizing a protest on November 5th. Some may recognize this date as the legendary day Guy Faux made famous, but from what we have gathered, Anonymous intends on bringing it into our reality.
"Today we have shut down servers, gotten personal information on members of the KKK, and infiltrated your twitters and websites. And this is just the beginning. On November the 4th we will be having a twitter storm, spreading awareness about the operation. And on the 5th we shall release more than 1000 Ku Klux Klan members Names and websites, new and old." - Anonymous
Among the list of supposed members is the Mayor of Lexington, KY Jim Gray who has released a statement saying that the allegations are false. "I have never had any relationship of any kind with the KKK. I am opposed to everything it stands for. I have no idea where this information came from, but wherever it came from, it is wrong," Gray said.
U.S. state Senator from Indiana, Dan Coats, was also named and replied to a tweet where he says he has never had any affiliation with the KKK.
If we are to truly condemn these individuals who are named we might need some more concrete evidence which Anonymous may still provide. And if these accusations are in fact true then these KKK members, both past and present, better be ready to face the scrutiny from the public. Anonymous aims to provide society with the truth that is so often hidden from us.
We will have to wait and see what comes of the protest. If you would like to know more, watch the video below that was supposedly made by Anonymous and you can also find links to their official press releases below.
[via USA Today]