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Anonymous hackers take on the KKK

Anonymous hackers take on the KKK
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When I tell you that just about everyone has social media accounts these days, I mean it. Even an organization as outdated and awful as the Ku Klux Klan has a Twitter account to promote its hateful views. But, if you take a look at the account right now, you'll probably be surprised by the posts you see. That's because the loosely-affiliated group of hackers known as Anonymous recently got into a spat with the KKK and took over its Twitter account.

This whole situation started when the KKK posted a message saying it would resort to deadly force if protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, threatened citizens or cops.

The fliers the KKK distributed said: "There will be consequences for your acts of violence against the peaceful, law-abiding citizens of Missouri," according to Vice News. "We will use lethal force as provided under Missouri Law to defend ourselves."

Anonymous responded to those threats by publicly posting the names of KKK members on its own accounts before resorting to hacking the KKK's account.

Next page: See the hacked posts on the KKK Twitter account
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