Yeah, indeed, I'm not very clear on the answer about this. I would say, spontaneously, that I could imagine situations where doxxing is legitimate. In the case, for instance, of some very prominent neonazi propagandist, or some very prominent disinformer, operating under the shield of anonymity.
Ok... but how about a Communist propagandist or far left disinformer? Combat bad ideas with good ones. Doxxing is basically one side admitting they don't have the ability to debate. They've had to lower themselves to intimidation.
Outing their genuine identity could be legitimate. But would it necessarily be "doxxing" (if doxxing implies pointless details such as address, contacts, etc) ? What I may have in mind could be just legal investigation, and reintegration within the world of accountability.
You don't seem to know what you're talking about.
Doxxing has nothing to do with authorities or legalities. It involves an individual who disagrees with someone, usually politically/ideologically, passing out personal information.
This is expressly done with the expectation that people will then be able to harass that person.
Its basically, vigilantism. I don't like using that word because it is too kind of a word for what it is. I mean... vigilantism against tweets? Ideas? That was the very reason I brought up that example earlier... it was at least 'extreme'.
Generally speaking, I'm, on the opposite, more favorable to culprit anonymity in journalistic articles, to ensure potential reintegration in society (if a person "changes", a second chance is only possible if the stigma of the transgression is lifted). The logic of public doxxing goes against that.
Reintegration in society?
Will you still believe this nonsense if society shifts?
But is the anonymity of a Bansky as valid as the anonymity of an imaginary propagandist ?
Also, my gut reflex (the basic eye-for-eye thing above which civilization tries to lift us) could lead me to doxx doxxers. No, you are right. I don't really have a definite clear answer on this.
I don't think you have a clear idea of what doxxing does to people and seem to be ok with it if it is used against those you disagree with. Doxxing can be aimed at anyone with ANY ideology.
The very thing we're talking about RIGHT NOW is linko. I'd say he sure as hell does not deserve a harassment campaign for what appears, at worst, a poorly thought out tweet.