4Chan’s /pol/ doxes Huffington Post Doxer
BAILEY T. STEEN | NEWSLOGUE | AUGUST 17, 2017
Writer’s Note: The act of doxing and harassment, no matter the political ideology, is deplorable. Newslogue will not be publishing any sensitive information that will result in the targeted harm or harassment of another person. Don’t. Be. Cunts.
It seems when it comes to war, whether it be in the election sphere, the hunting down of Shia LaBeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us” flag, or delving into the deplorable act doxing, it’s unwise to ever pick a fight with /pol/.
The autistic social media site, known as the haven for all that is wrong with the internet, put their worst investigative journalism to the test to track down the identity of the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist. Since the deadly Charlottesville #UniteTheNight protest last Saturday, the account of up to 300K+ followers has been releasing the public information of prominent and random attendees of the rally, including people falsely accused of doing so.
The New York Times reports that one of the men was Kyle Quinn, assistant professor at the Engineering Research Center for the University of Arkansas, who was over 1000 miles away from the rally in Bentonville. Mr Quinn mistaken for the man photographed on the left wearing an “Arkansas Engineering” shirt, with amateur investigators believing their beards, builds and pictures to be all too similar.
Due to the harassment campaign by @YesYoureRacist, Mr Quinn, who says he was meant to attend an interview Monday, was already met with vulgar messages on his Twitter and Instagram, countless people he had never met demanding he lose his job, accusations him of racism/anti-Semitism, as well as his social media accounts and address published online.
“You have celebrities and hundreds of people doing no research online, not checking facts,” he said. “I’ve dedicated my life to helping all people, trying to improve health care and train the next generation of scientists, and this is potentially throwing a wrench in that.”
Now, with the meanest of regards from 4Chan’s anon, it turns out the man behind the harassment campaign was Logan Smith, the Communications Director for activist group Progress North Carolina Action and a columnist for The Huffington Post.
The personal information, which we will not disclose, include his name, his accounts of Facebook and Twitter, his pages on The Huffington Post and LinkedIn, phone number, workplace, CEO, his wife and all her social media accounts, their home address, Mr Smith’s parents, their social media accounts, their phone numbers, the address for their home and even their vacation home address.
Anon is one ruthless cunt.
Once supported on the crowd-funding site Patreon, his page has now been removed due to the site’s strict policy on not allowing funds to be used for targeted harassment. This is the same policy that saw The Rebel Media’s former journalist-activist Lauren Southern removed in July for her coverage of (and possible involvement in) the “Defend Europe” campaign.
Smith has used his Twitter account to express how he too has been receiving “death threats” and has gone public, telling MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle on Tuesday: “If they’re really so proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with white supremacists and neo-Nazis then I think that their communities need to know who these people are.”
“Bigotry thrives on silence. It requires people to say nothing — and I refuse to let that happen.”
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