LOS ANGELES – A man wearing a hoody and sunglasses hacked into the nonprofit Pilipino Workers Center’s webinar and hurled racist and misogynistic slurs just as Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff finished speaking on resources for coping with coronavirus.
The self-described misogynist and racist online intruder interrupted a Filipina woman who was asking a question about unemployment benefits.
“Hey, b*tch, shut the f*ck up,” he could be heard saying, disguising his voice with an electronic filter. “All immigrants should be deported…I am racist. I am misogynist. I f*cking hate immigrants.”
“Our Zoom feed was hacked by (someone) who shouted racial epithets on screen and taunted our members with the Nazi salute (“Sieg Heil!”) and pro-Trump messages,” the Pilipino Workers Center’s Alex De Ocampo said. \
De Ocampo asked supporters to sign a petition demanding Attorney General Bill Barr hold perpetrators of hate crimes accountable.
Zoom urges people using its platform to protect their session from intruders by requiring a passport and approval from a moderator to join the meeting.
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