Do some people deserve to be doxed? | The Tylt

Do some people deserve to be doxed?

Where do we draw the line with doxing? After a Chicago-area woman was captured on video spouting racist and homophobic tirades at store employees, people found and posted her name, social media accounts, home address, and phone number on the Internet. Critics say she could now be the victim of harassment and violence. But if you're publicly harassing others, do you relinquish the right to keep your private information private? What do you think? Read more and vote below!

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This Chicago woman's lengthy public tirade went viral, and now her information has been circulated.

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People are saying it's wrong to distribute this woman's information online with the intent of damaging her reputation—but didn't she do the damage by having a 45-minute-long bigoted rant in a public place? It's 2016, shouldn't we just assume everything is being recorded and photographed?

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But others say doling out justice on the Internet is a messy business. Where do we draw the line?

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This woman's detractors argue she had no respect for the employees of the store or the other patrons, so why does she deserve to have her privacy respected?

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Sure, it's satisfying when dicks are publicly shamed for their behavior—but that doesn't make it okay.

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Others say there's no excuse for these kinds of actions. If you publicly declare yourself a racist while harassing other people, then you need to deal with the consequences.

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Writer Ijeoma Oluo argues that while "doxing for justice" has understandable appeal, it's never a good choice.

Techniques designed to intimidate people out of the public sphere are wrong, no matter who is doing it. Deciding that we will not stoop to their level and that we will not risk innocent people does not fix racism, sexism, homophobia and the like, but it helps us protect the ideals that we are fighting for.
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