Tag: Doxing

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HuffPo Contributor Outed as Leader of Charlottesville Doxing Campaign

A Berkeley, California, hot dog stand fired an employee in response to an online campaign to identify and maliciously publish private information – or “dox” – participants in Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The crowdsourcing effort to “name and shame,” however, has already misstepped, incorrectly identifying an Arkansas professor 1,100 miles away from the men carrying torches as a racist.

CNN's "KFILE" publisher Andrew Kaczynski.

CNN, Andrew Kaczynski Mislead in Defense of ‘Doxing Threat’ Story

CNN and Andrew Kaczynski, head of the network’s Republican oppo research unit “KFILE,” gave a misleading defense after receiving an intense backlash to a Sunday night post boasting that he had tracked down and identified a man who claimed credit for a gif shared by President Donald Trump — and that CNN may reveal his identity if the man chooses to “repeat this ugly behavior.”