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Is it doxxing to link to a Facebook group

Postby Endoperez » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:50 am

So

There are public Facebook groups for Gamergate.

Is it wrong to link to them? What if your motivation is "be wary of these people"? Or "are any of your friends in this group"?

Is it doxxing, I.e. collecting and sharing personal information?

This is a discussion about ethics. I am biased, so I don't want to start by stating my opinion.
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Re: Is it doxxing to link to a Facebook group

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:53 am

Yes, but it's pretty mild.
It's ethical though, since all information is public and odds are you could find them anyways.
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Re: Is it doxxing to link to a Facebook group

Postby Endoperez » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:17 am

So it'd be an ethical doxxing?

I would've thought that anything called doxxing would always be wrong.

Sharing something you could find with a single common search is acceptable to me, too. It's no different than saying "search using this keyword". I think it becomes wrong when information is collected from multiple sources and publicised as a whole. The more tricky it is to get something (e.g. asking for court papers, tax information) the more the collection can trouble the target.
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