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Is it ever okay to dox critics?

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially when you anger an online community. Doxing, or releasing someone's private information, has become a key method for folks who are trying to seek revenge on another person. Online users have used doxing as a way to expose racists and misogynists, so some might say doxing is acceptable. Nicki Minaj's Barbz recently used doxing in hopes of getting a woman fired for writing a negative comment about her via BET's Twitter account, but is doxing ever okay?

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Some of Nicki Minaj's Barbz recently exposed a BET employee who tweeted a rude comment about the rapper from the company's account. Fans released the woman's address, social media accounts and want her fired. This caused quite the stir and Minaj announced she will no longer perform at the upcoming BET Experience concert, according to Rap-Up

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According to Wired, doxing is never okay:

"Doxing is a sloppy form of justice that often hurts many beyond the intended target," says Jared Colton, who teaches about ethics and technology at Utah State University. "It punishes their families and even people who look like them or have similar names." Once you strip away the intentions, in other words, both sides are sharing the same swampy low ground.
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