Taking Down Bigots With Their Own Weapons Is Sweet, Satisfying — And Very, Very Wrong

This article makes some really good points. Revenge is sweet, but are the means to it justified?

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Taking Down Bigots With Their Own Weapons Is Sweet, Satisfying — And Very, Very Wrong

Actually, it’s about ethics in doxxing.

By Ijeoma Oluo

Doxxing for good — as in sharing someone’s personal information online in the name of social justice — has started to happen more and more recently. Bloggers are bragging about the creative ways that they are exposing racists, misogynists and homophobes; Ordinary people on Twitter are calling for the doxxing of those harassing them; Whole sites are dedicated to showcasing the mean, idiotic, and bigoted messages people post online just so us weary travelers can share some cathartic laughter at their expense. Just last week a university baseball player was kicked off his team when his offensive tweet about 14-year-old pitching phenomenon Mo’Ne Davis was blasted online.

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