A certain Twitter account under the name "AnonyInfo" took credit for taking the racist sites offline. According to a report by the International Business Times, the effort was a form of retaliation for the "The Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., as well as the failed "White Lives Matter" rallies in Tennessee. The effort was also to reduce terrorism potentially set off by the white supremacist organizations and to stop mainstream racism.
"We've had plenty of anons contribute to the operation worldwide knowing this is a U.S.-based operation," said one of the Anonymous hackers. They added, "The fight against fascism is global, so we may consider expanding our operation to work with Anonymous groups in their own countries."
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