No, Senator Isakson Is Not A Klansman

Though I generally despise Internet anonymity when it comes to politics, I like Anonymous. Always have.

When it’s actually Anonymous, that is, and not just some lower-case anonymous person with a Guy Fawkes mask and delusions of grandeur.

Senator Johnny Isakson was apparently forced to issue a statement today refuting Internet claims that he is on a list of Klansmen to be outed by Anonymous’ OpKKK project.

“This information is absolutely false and comes from an unverified source. Senator Isakson has never been affiliated with the KKK,” the statement reads.

Someone claiming to be Anonymous posted a handful of phone numbers and email addresses to a Pastebin account on Halloween, which should have been our first clue.

Snopes takes it from here.

“While it’s difficult to definitively label any source as an ‘official’ Anonymous account (as anyone is free to claim membership to the group, which has no central organization), its largest social media presences denied the information released on 2 November 2015 was linked to the promised data dump,” Snopes writes. “Whether information of that description will be released on 5 November 2015 has yet to be confirmed, and the details of that purported release have not yet been verified.”

The International Business Times posted a link earlier today to a different OpKKK data dump purportedly from Anonymous, which lists a series of email addresses from Russian service providers and phone numbers to curious places in the United States, including what appears to be the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. But, as Snopes noted, Anonymous has denied that any of the data coming out right now is legitimate.

When the real data dumps on Thursday, we’ll be watching.

7 comments

    • Rick Day of Ellijay says:

      Because all the phone numbers that were released had already been released back in June.

      A simple google search of a few of the numbers will show a link dated June 2015 with almost all of these numbers on them.

      That is how we know.

      Worried?

  1. dr.darius says:

    The problem I see with Anonymous, while they have done some good things, is that they seem to cause more problems than they solve. In most cases, it seems like pointless and futile vigilantism. Take the release of CIA Director Brennan’s email and personal details. Anonymous literally released everything about him, including his home address, the addresses of his family members, his bank information, and social security number. Now how is that in any way necessary? I think Anonymous does serve a necessary point, but a lot of time, I think that their releases are not only unnecessary, but cause way more problems than they could ever attempt to solve; Isakson being case and point.

    • Feeling the Bern says:

      Take the release of CIA Director Brennan’s email and personal details. Anonymous literally released everything about him, including his home address, the addresses of his family members, his bank information, and social security number.

      I am not sure if you see the irony here or not.

      How about NOBODY has access to this info, unless it is necessary to conduct legitimate business. That would be just Great!~

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