Racist Smear Campaign Against Trayvon Martin: White Supremacist Allegedly Hacks, Circulates Martin's Private Information

The latest attempt to smear Trayvon Martin comes from a white supremacist who goes by the alias Klanklannon.  Klanklannon claims to have hacked into Martin’s Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter accounts and discovered information to back racist accusations that Martin was "up to no good."  Many doubt the authenticity of the alleged private messages, which serve only to legitimize the racist “suspicion” defending Zimmerman’s killing.

The hacker, who goes by the name Klanklannon, posted what he said were Martin’s private Facebook messages to the politics section (NSFW) of the anarchic message board 4chan—called “/pol/”—Tuesday afternoon at around noon. The messages were posted on four slides, strategically arranged to back up the insane racist argument that Trayvon was a Scary Black Teenager and so somehow deserved to be killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman that night. 

A slide titled “Trayvon Martin Used Marijuana Habitually,” features an exchange between Trayvon and a friend about getting high. Another slide, “Trayvon Martin was a Drug Dealer,” features Facebook messages and photos that supposedly prove Martin dealt drugs, including a picture of Martin posing “aggressively with a large amount of cash in his hand.” It’s impossible to verify the hacked messages’ authenticity—like other anti-Trayvon Martin propaganda, they’re probably a mix of real and fake content— but they are now being passed around the racist underbelly of the internet, on message boards like the neo-Nazi hive Stormfront, which Klanklannon apparently frequents, as gospel.

In addition to the Facebook messages, Klanklannon posted a list of usernames and passwords for Martin’s social media and email accounts as proof of his exploits. All of the passwords had been changed to racist slurs. (Gmail: “niggerniggernigger” Twitter: “coontrayvonnigger”) 

Even if these claims were true, which appears to be unlikely, being a habitual marijuana smoker or dealer is not cause for a 17-year-old to lose his life.  Only a vile racist, which Klanklannon clearly is, would claim otherwise.

AlterNet / By Angela Lee

Posted at March 30, 2012, 6:00am

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