A list of 80 alleged donors to the white supremacist website Stormfront was posted on text-sharing website Pastebin Tuesday, ahead of a scheduled reveal of more than 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members set for Thursday. The Twitter account Anon Data posted the list, which includes the alleged donation amount, the donation data and the username of the reported donor.
The Pastebin page said the list was a small data leak for Stormfront. The page also said that the total donations totaled about $5,445 for October. No specific names were listed, and most of the donations were between $25 and $50.
The online activist collective Anonymous has said it will reveal the personal details of KKK members. Some 57 names and 23 email addresses were released this weekend, but Anonymous has said it was not responsible for the leaked information, BET reported.
— Anon Data (@AnonData_) November 3, 2015
“We did not release this list that circulated social media today and we do not vouch for the content of any work we did not complete ourselves,” Anonymous said in a statement to the Guardian.
Anonymous and the KKK have been fighting online for about a year since KKK members in Ferguson, Missouri, said they would use lethal force against anybody protesting in the streets of Ferguson. The protests followed the decision by a grand jury not to indict the white Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in 2014. The leak was initially planned for the one-year anniversary of the grand jury’s decision but was later moved up to Nov. 5.
Some people who were listed on the initial name dump have denied being involved in the KKK. Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, was listed on the leak, and afterward denied any connection to the hate group, according to USA Today. The leaked information, including phone numbers and emails, have not been verified by the KKK.