Anonymous threatens to reveal names of 1,000 KKK members
The hacker group Anonymous is threatening to unmask huge numbers of Ku Klux Klan members within the next few weeks.
A press release said, "We will release, to the global public, the identities of up to 1000 klan members, Ghoul Squad affiliates and other close associates of various factions of the Ku Klux Klan."
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The data dump will coincide with the first anniversary of the November protests in Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown and a grand jury decision not to indict the officer who shot him, Darren Wilson.
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After the flier was uploaded, Twitter accounts associated with the hacktivist collective started posting Facebook accounts of people they said were involved with the Klan, which rattled some of the remaining members.
"We lost some good members on account of their idle threats," a Klan member said. "You know, it scared some people because of their families."
Branches of the hate group are seeing their membership numbers dwindle nationally. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates there are as few as 5,000 remaining members.
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