(Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’)
The hackers’ collective Anonymous has shared details of hundreds of alleged sympathisers of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on the internet. The list of alleged sympathisers appears to detail social media profiles of people who had joined or ‘liked’ KKK-related groups on Facebook and Google+.
People usually ‘Like’ FaceBook Pages of groups, politicians, or other individuals to get updates from those pages. It does necessarily not mean that they agree with views expressed on those Pages. Same is with FaceBook Groups. If someone is a member of a facebook group, it does not mean that he/she supports views of Admins of those groups.
By clicking the ‘Like’ button of KKK related Page, one does not become ‘member’ or ‘sympathizer’ of KKK.
For example, I have ‘Liked’ FaceBook Pages of politicians of different countries. I follow a few politicians on Twitter.com as well. It does not mean that I am member of their political parties or I am their supporter or sympathizer.
So, it appears that a big part of the list of sympathisers of the Ku Klux Klan provided by the ‘Anonymous’ is bogus.
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