They, along with 44 of Gwynevere's neighbors, relatives, and friends, were doxxed
by an anti-trans, self-proclaimed radical feminist, and all of the local papers misgendered them and used Gwynevere's deadname when reporting on their death.
After "one of the biggest groups was shut down by Facebook," Labelle says, "they decided to put the blame on me, and that's why they hacked into my website and doxxed
me by publishing my address and stuff.
As I am sure you all know, I was doxxed
and an ill advised attempt to fool the media about my identity led me to not talk to you people and to try to simply ride it out by being silent," he said.
Merlan was being doxxed, the practice of publicly posting private information (home addresses, phone numbers, credit card and Social Security details) which can be used to threaten or otherwise harass an individual.
Two New York Times reporters who included details about the daily life of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, in a story were doxxed.
Merlan responded by chronicling her harassment in a post on Jezebel, where she is a reporter, and where, earlier on the day she was doxxed, she had written a post about a Time magazine poll asking readers which words they would like to see banned.
When I was doxxed, the person who understood I the most about what happened was the Domino's delivery guy.
Colleagues can support doxxed reporters by diverting or monitoring official work e-mails and voicemails, keeping an eye on the target's Twitter mentions to document the harassment, and reporting the abusers
In response, Quinn's been doxxed
, threatened, forced to move house, had her naked photos posted online -- in short, subjected to the worst kind of online bullying.