Hoax Alert: Donald Trump NOT Exposed As Member Of The KKK By Anonymous

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

Right after their fake story about a fake murder, fake news website Celebtricity has posted fake accusations against Donald Trump, claiming he was revealed to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) by hacker collective Anonymous. The story quickly went viral according to Lead Stories' Trendolizer™:

The article ends on this (presumably fake) quote which no other reputable website seems to have published:

Everyone knows my dad was a Klansmen and it runs in the family but Look people...just because I'm an active KKK member doesn't mean I'm a racist, I mean if Obama is a Muslim then why can't I be apart of a brotherhood and have pride in my white heritage? If Obama shows me his birth certificate I will disassociate myself with the Klan, they do a lot of good for my community just like the people of Islam do on Obama's behalf

An account on Twitter claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous did indeed anounce a while ago they were going to reveal a list of KKK members obtained through hacking:

On November 2nd 2015 they said this:

So it is quite impossible that Donald Trump is already exposed since today is only November 4th. And even if his name was on the list it is quite unlikely the info would be released via a well known fake news website like Celebtricity.

For those of you interested in what information will be released, here is Operation_KKK's official twitter timeline:

Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ constantly scours social networks worldwide for interesting news about Anonymous. Scroll down to see the latest.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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