News-Gazette (Illinois): UI lecturer’s tool follows money that funds hate groups

Thanks to Laura to pointing out this one from the News-Gazette (Illinois): UI lecturer’s tool follows money that funds hate groups. “Neo-Nazis and white supremacists who organized volatile marches in Charlottesville, Va., and other cities need money to finance those rallies. John Bambenek, a University of Illinois lecturer and cybersecurity expert, hopes to disrupt their fundraising through a tracking program that monitors and reports on all donations to alleged neo-Nazis and white supremacists online. It posts transactions to Twitter in hopes of exposing the financial backing of extremist groups.” Do not repeat my mistake of reading the comments.