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Trump Urges People to Call Lawmaker. One Problem

He and his campaign posted the wrong number

(Newser) - A random citizen in California got inundated with angry phone calls and text messages after President Trump and his campaign shared their number with close to 40 million followers on social media. The campaign mistakenly thought it was sharing the number of Michigan Rep. Lee Chatfield in Sunday posts urging...

Tucker Carlson Gets Reporter Doxed

'NYT' claims attack on Murray Carpenter was based on false information

(Newser) - Fox News host Tucker Carlson spent the final moments of Monday's show attacking a New York Times reporter, whose personal information—including home address—was soon after shared online. Carlson said freelance writer Murray Carpenter was "working on a story about where my family and I live" so...

Chrissy Teigen Accidentally Doxxes Herself

The 'Lip Sync Battle' co-host braces herself for FaceTime calls

(Newser) - Chrissy Teigen goofed but, you know, it didn't go totally awry. The Lip Sync Battle co-host accidentally posted her email address Tuesday on Twitter—making it available to her 11.7 million followers—and readied herself for the wave of FaceTime calls. And they came, Us Weekly reports. "...

Online Mystery: Fox News Has Stopped Tweeting

One report says it's to protest how Twitter has handled Tucker Carlson being doxxed

(Newser) - A weekend head-scratcher comes courtesy of Raw Story , which reports on an online media mystery. It appears that since shortly after 2pm on Thursday, Fox News hasn't tweeted anything on its official Twitter account (the same for its Fox News Research arm ), and the internet is trying to...

Ex-Democratic Staffer Allegedly Doxxed GOP Senators

Jackson Cosko charged with posting addresses online

(Newser) - A former member of Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan's staff was caught inside Hassan's Capitol Hill office Tuesday night and ultimately arrested Wednesday on charges that he "doxxed" GOP senators. Jackson A. Cosko, 27, is accused of posting "private, identifying information," including addresses, online, Politico reports....

Charlottesville Rally Organizer Arrested for Alleged Doxing

Jason Kessler says it wasn't him who outed info of protester

(Newser) - The organizer of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally is wanted by police for allegedly doxing a protester at the rally. Jason Kessler is accused of tweeting Emily Gorcenski's name, address, and a photograph of her home on Oct. 3; five days later, someone followed up the doxing with a...

Man ID'd by Internet as White Nationalist Wasn't

Doxxing Charlottesville marchers is effective but risky

(Newser) - Internet sleuths working to publicly identify and shame the white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and others who attended last weekend's "Unite the Right" rally in Virginia have had some success—one man lost his job , another was disowned by his family —but their efforts aren't without their risks....

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