Sam Stein

The Daily Beast’s Flawed Justification for Doxxing a Private Citizen

One of the norms of journalism in the Internet era is a hesitation against "doxxing," revealing the identity or personal details of those who request anonymity. There are times when the newsworthiness of someone's identity trumps that hesitancy, but in general reporters recognize that unnecessary doxxing runs the risk of exposing subjects to hate, abuse, or even violence.