How Journalists Can Better Protect Themselves from Doxxing

When journalist Anna Merlan made a dig at the notorious 4chan forum in an article on Jezebel, she couldn’t possibly have expected what happened next.

Displeased by Merlan’s description of 4chan as “the Internet’s home for barely potty-trained trolls,” users publicly posted her address, and conspired to send her everything from pizza deliveries to a SWAT team.

The SWAT team never materialised, though multiple food deliveries were sent to her (thankfully old) address – including a pizza with triple cheese, triple sausage, triple salami, triple barbecue, hot sauce, half onions and half pineapple.

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