First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
Post Reply Doxxing - Your Thoughts?
27348 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M
Offline
Posted 12/1/16 , edited 12/1/16
Doxxing has many names, but is basically the practice of getting information about a person or organization that isn't meant to be public and/or identity details and other information, and publishing it to another party.

We're all probably familiar with people on social media doing things like contacting employers because someone said something they didn't like.

These are my thoughts.

Over the last several years, it has been often used to try to get people fired because someone found a comment to be offensive. It's not legal to do this and I personally believe it to be an ineffective way of dealing with a person one believes to be a threat. People either don't take criminal intent seriously enough to call police or, more likely, they know it's not serious enough to call authorities over so they decide attempt to dole out their own brand of punishment. Not only does it fail to deal with people who aren't actual threats in a disproportionately harsh way, it changes the employment landscape for the worse and further erodes everyone's reasonable expectation of privacy.

What I don't understand is why people dislike the idea of employers snooping around their social media but still insist on doxxing when they find something offensive. Doxxing is a big reason why the workplace now reaches so far into our personal lives out of work. I believe the divide between work and personal time needs to be as clear as possible.

Basically, many doxxers will justify this by saying "if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't care that people know information intended to be private" and they seem to think that punishing people for certain beliefs, rather than for actual behavior, is okay.

I believe people are entitled to think whatever nasty thoughts they want but, as long as they can set them aside to work professionally, their beliefs aren't a real issue, and their beliefs should not be brought into the work place by a third party. I also believe that people ought to be punished only for their behaviors and not their beliefs. It is only when beliefs materialize into action that interferes with others' rights that they become a problem. Doxxing does nothing to actually change a person's misguided thoughts. Only guiding them through reasoning will change that.

What are your thoughts on this practice? Do you doxx? Have you been doxxed?
22246 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Oppai Hell
Online
Posted 12/1/16 , edited 12/1/16
So, does Doxxing actually cover what is said on a public forum as Twitter? You made it known of your own volition. I don't think it is an entirely wrong practice to punish people provided that the company would benefit from letting the go if said information was made public by the person themselves, given the circumstances.


I can't say I feel bad for someone who knowingly made bigoted tweets and suffered the consequences so that company can save face, but then you have to consider stuff like that Spanish teacher who got fired for previously posing in playboy. I find the the latter action to be a gross offence by the public school system. In the same vein, if a teacher said some troubling things about student care or anything of the case (Sexual Statements and such), I wouldn't mind.


Perhaps what I am saying is, tweets may be a matter of personal conduct that may relate to an unproductive work environment, even more so for the public image of fostering such hostility.
27348 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M
Offline
Posted 12/1/16 , edited 12/1/16
I think there's a difference between a Tweet or status update and a discussion, though. If a person makes such a Tweet from a company site and does so as a company representative, punishment is probably due.

Tweets and status updates are sort of meant to be broadcast, whereas an online discussion or personal messages are not.

Also, at what point does the workplace stop and private life begin? Should people be expected to behave the same way they do at work when not on duty?
22246 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Oppai Hell
Online
Posted 12/1/16

Morbidhanson wrote:

I think there's a difference between a Tweet or status update and a discussion, though. If a person makes such a Tweet from a company site and does so as a company representative, punishment is probably due.

Tweets and status updates are sort of meant to be broadcast, whereas an online discussion or personal messages are not.

Also, at what point does the workplace stop and private life begin? Should people be expected to behave the same way they do at work when not on duty?


Ah, so that is what you are referring to. I was to intentional broadcast under their true identity. I think some people are entitled to their privacy, such as the Spanish Teacher and his past for Playboy.
40250 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Your friendly nei...
Offline
Posted 12/1/16
I am disappoint....


I wanted a thread about weiner dogs boxing... with dem stubby lil legs... heh
713 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17
Offline
Posted 12/1/16
doxxing is silly, and dangerous
8410 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M
Offline
Posted 12/1/16

thekevin4 wrote:

I am disappoint....


I wanted a thread about weiner dogs boxing... with dem stubby lil legs... heh


Michael Vick here...I think we can arrange that. Follow me into my office.
40250 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Your friendly nei...
Offline
Posted 12/1/16

Potentsaliva wrote:


thekevin4 wrote:

I am disappoint....


I wanted a thread about weiner dogs boxing... with dem stubby lil legs... heh


Michael Vick here...I think we can arrange that. Follow me into my office.



27348 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M
Offline
Posted 12/1/16 , edited 12/1/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Ah, so that is what you are referring to. I was to intentional broadcast under their true identity. I think some people are entitled to their privacy, such as the Spanish Teacher and his past for Playboy.


I think everyone is entitled to having a life outside of work unless they are some sort of public servant whose life is necessarily entwined with their work. And even those people deserve some privacy, it's just that they should have less because of the nature of their work and the need to check the power that they have. It's not necessarily because we don't want them to believe certain things. It's to hold them accountable for their actions because they have the power to make choices that affect a significant number of people in substantial ways.
15100 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / Massachusetts
Offline
Posted 12/1/16
Doxxing is not okay under any circumstances. You do not knowingly disclose personal information about someone online without their explicit consent, I don't care who you are what it is and who you're doing it to. There is no reasonable justification, no circumstance that warrants it. If you do it you are an asshole. Period.
31051 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / United States
Offline
Posted 12/1/16
My thoughts? Get a life.
18915 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / M / L'Étoile du Nord,...
Offline
Posted 12/1/16
Doxxing is unethical, and last I checked, it's illegal. People shouldn't do it.....but, people do it out of some sense of self-righteousness. To me, the one incident of doxxing that sticks with me is that "Shirtstorm" thing that happened two years ago. While that event isn't entirely about doxxing, I heard that some people found out information about his family and were harassing them. And do you know why Dr. Taylor was harassed? It was all because of a God-damn SHIRT.

I said also that doxxing is unethical, but I keep forgetting that "ethics" are antiquated, things like a sense of morality, stuff like that. People want to do things without being shackled by feelings like "This probably isn't the right thing to do," and such, regardless of the consequences. As such, stay safe when using the Internet.
6580 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 12/1/16
doxxing is i feel generally a bully tactic usually whose purpose is to make it harder for a person to for example comment on a form such as here without feeling like they could be endangered in someway offline. so ya i think it is reaallly bad.
39738 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Georgia, USA
Offline
Posted 12/1/16
Doxxing is a great tool to catch criminals. Double edged of course.
So far this year I've seen maybe a half a dozen leftists try to dox someone only to get their unsavory internet habits put out there.
What's hilarious though is that the majority of libs that do it because someone said something offensive or whatever always post with their real names, photos and even post photos of them partaking in illegal activities.

28440 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Bundaberg, Queens...
Offline
Posted 12/1/16

Amyas_Leigh wrote:

Doxxing is a great tool to catch criminals. Double edged of course.
So far this year I've seen maybe a half a dozen leftists try to dox someone only to get their unsavory internet habits put out there.
What's hilarious though is that the majority of libs that do it because someone said something offensive or whatever always post with their real names, photos and even post photos of them partaking in illegal activities.



People who lean to the right do it just as much.
doxing someone because it offends you is stupid.

First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.