Social media enables anyone to publish anonymous harassment online

Social media enables anyone to publish anonymous harassment online

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Washington • Someone using the House Internet network posted personal details [home addresses and phone numbers] about Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee among other senators on the website Wikipedia.org, listing their home addresses and phone numbers.

Source: Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are victims of online ‘doxing’ as Wikipedia posts home addresses and phone numbers – The Salt Lake Tribune

This is the danger of user generated content – it quickly devolves into harassment, threats, falsehoods, fake reviews, and fake accusations. The natural evolution of social media is directly into a cess pool.

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