Hacktivists take on the KKK after Ferguson threats
KKK leaders have no anonymity to hide behind now that a group of hacktivists have traced and exposed their identities in a practice known as doxxing.
The “cyber war” started when a KKK group distributed fliers threatening Ferguson protesters with “lethal force,” so savvy online activists, including the group Anonymous, took down KKK websites, Twitter accounts, and released the names and personal information of KKK leaders for the entire web to see, all under the campaign name “Operation KKK” or #OpKKK.
At first, the KKK’s official Twitter account mocked the effort.
— Ku Klux Klan (@KuKluxKlanUSA) November 16, 2014
Then, Anonymous took over the account.
Nationwide demonstrations are expected as soon as a grand jury decides whether to indict white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Black teenager Michael Brown.
The head of the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK, Frank Ancona, told Riverfront Times that the Ferguson protesters, “are the best recruiters since Obama.” Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center told VICE News that there’s no way to verify if that’s true, as the KKK could be taking advantage of the publicity.