As part of their new #OpKKK campaign, the well known internet group ‘Anonymous’ has taken control of the Klu Klux Klans public twitter account in a bid to fight back against some recent actions.
The KKK’s USA branch decided to ‘call out’ Anonymous in a tweet, stating: “We are continuing to read Anonymous threats with much amusement. Still no action taken. #Cowards #HoodsON” in which Anonymous replied by swiftly taking control of the account just mere hours later.
This fight was originally sparked by the KKK stating they will take “lethal force” against Ferguson protestors in the aftermath of the upcoming grand jury decision regarding Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They did so by distributing flyers around the city marking their claims, this being easily completed due their headquarters being based only 75 miles south of the American town.
Reading “Attention: To the terrorists masquerading as “peaceful protestors”! We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri law to defend ourselves”. Now, Anonymous is known for many controversial take-overs and activist actions in their short history, sometimes in we’ve seen them band together for the good of the ‘common man’. This is another example how a bunch of computer-savvy tech enthusiasts can pit their minds together for good, no matter how illegal it may be.
On Wednesday, a KKK leader appeared on MCNBC to back-up their flyers threats, claiming they support the Ferguson locals and that this campaign had greatly boosted their recruitment drives. On Friday, Anonymous began their attack by doxing KKK members residing in the Ferguson/St. Louis region, then later on taking control of KKK’s twitter account in retaliation to the attacks.
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