Many people think of Anonymous, the guys who wear the Guy Fawkes masks, as trouble-making hackers. And they are, but they’re not completely without merit. Sure, hacking is illegal and carries with it a possible jail sentence, but how can you not give props to a group willing to risk their own security by trying to hack the helk out of scumbags?
Not only has Anonymous managed to expose pedophiles in the past, they’ve had a bone to pick with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) for quite some time. Now, they’re set on completely shutting down the KKK for good. Yes, it’s Anonymous vs KKK. In a recent press release, Anonymous made it clear that the KKK has the right to free speech, but that’s all. Here’s more from that document:
“Your hateful ideas and words remain yours to keep. You are allowed to speak and in kind, we are allowed to respond. You are legally free to live and be any which way you choose to live and be. Keep in mind, it is not illegal nor oppressive to hurt your feelings. With that said – We are stripping you of your anonymity. Again. This is our protected speech.”
This war started just last year, when Anonymous hacked into the KKK’s twitter account and tormented members by revealing some members’ personal information. Many other KKK members quickly fled the hate group in fear that they’d be in danger if their real identities were revealed too. Now, Anonymous is waging a full-on war against the group.
The video below is about when the war between Anonymous and the KKK first began in November 2014:
Anonymous’s “Operation KKK,” is a new and ambitious plan to release 1,000 identities from the hate group. You would think that this racist, and sometimes murderous, gang would’ve been outed decades ago, but that’s not the case. Members still enjoy anonymity, much like the hacktivist group anonymous. The only difference is that the KKK is one of the most vicious groups in America.
The reason behind Anonymous’s renewed interest in squashing the racist hate group began after the KKK threatened lethal force against protesters after the Ferguson riots began. Soon after, they also began harassing a woman named Conover Kennard, the progressive owner of the FreakOutNation blog. Kennard regularly deals with threats, but one individual calling himself “Thomas Klan” (a KKK member) began creating numerous fake accounts to troll her, harass her friends and acquaintances, and make numerous threats toward the former model turned liberal blogger.
In response Anonymous took down several KKK websites. Thankfully, “Thomas Klan’s” twitter account was finally banned.