Anon releases list of KKK members in Gov, denials quickly follow
The mayor of Lexington, Ky. says he's not a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous postings saying otherwise are "false, insulting and ridiculous," Jim Gray said in a statement on Monday.
Gray was responding to the release of names of purported KKK members by someone claiming to be with the hacktivist group Anonymous.
"I have never had any relationship of any kind with the KKK. I am opposed to everything it stands for. I have no idea where this information came from, but wherever it came from, it is wrong," Gray said.
Others also named began to take to Twitter Monday to disavow themselves from the postings, which came from someone using the Twitter handle TheAnonMessage who posted Anonymous, a global online activist network, said last week it would expose Ku Klux Klan members and publish personal details about alleged KKK adherents.
The murky world of online activists was in full display later in Monday, when another person or group also saying it was affiliated with Anonymous posted that it had not released any information and implied that to do so was reckless.