I got doxxed and sent some really gross threats over twitter after I had a very calm and civil discussion with a friend. I missed capping it but they also claimed they hope someone makes an example of my cousin, a 7 year old girl, so I can see what kind of acts I’m supporting.
However, an important follow up, after speaking with the friend I had the discussion with it turns out the one who doxxed me came to them and told them that they were going to send me a message and make sure that I no longer bother anyone, etc. After some more talking and some relaying of messages I ended up actually speaking to the mother of the 16 year old girl who doxxed me and sent threats, and then to the girl herself. I wrote up a summary here.
I feel that with the unique nature of how this harassment turned out and actually having been able to confront the person who did it that people should see that people are being conditioned into thinking that this is an acceptable way to respond to people with different opinions. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t excuse it one bit, but it does highlight another huge problem in the internet social justice culture. Impressionable young minds are being mislead and manipulated.
Wow that is insane. Please read the part about the phone call, I genuinely feel really terrible that people are doing stuff like this to impressionable teenagers. Someone needs to stop them from going around and telling people it is okay to dox and threaten people in this way for their “cause”.