Anonymous Begins Publishing Personal Details of Alleged KKK Members

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The hacktivist group Anonymous has begun revealing the names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members, publishing their email addresses, Klan affiliation and phone numbers to Pastebin. Included in the list are nine politicians—four senators and five city mayors—but their association with the KKK is unverified. One mayor has denied any affiliation with the group.

According to the International Business Times, the official Operation KKK Twitter account has acknowledged the list but has said that it "won't release names without due diligence."

"We discourage the circulation of disinformation and will not promote an unverifiable list of politicians," it said in the now deleted tweet, according to IBT.

Norfolk, Va., Mayor Paul Fraim, allegedly one of those named, has denied the claims in a series of tweets, calling it a "hoax" and "absolutely false."

Last week the hacktivist group promised to unveil the names of 1,000 KKK members after accessing the information through a compromised Twitter account tied to the notorious hate group.

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