Sweden Democrat members exposed in leak
But according to several Swedish bloggers rumours began circulating in the weeks running up to Sunday’s general election that the Sweden Democrats’ member list had been obtained by hackers back in April.
Either way the list was published on Monday and is presented as a search engine enabling visitors to the site to “Get to know your local Sweden Democrats” and “Find a friend near you” with the possibility to search according to town, street address or telephone number.
According to Almqvist the information has not been actively collected by the party, but has been filed by the applicants themselves.
Almqvist argued to DN that the details have been published in order to scare current and potential members, although he sought to play down the importance of the information.