Is Doxing a Free Speech Issue?

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  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Because you wouldn't know where to go without a URL.

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  3. PhysBang Valued Senior Member

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    There are many, many cases reported of police essentially ignoring claims of harassment over the internet. The notable exception is a case where police pressed charges far beyond the pale when police of a town, in general, were the target of "threats".
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think "many" counts toward a substantiated claim.

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    It's not that I think you are wrong, it's just that I'll hold my opinion of the efficacy of police in cyber-crimes until I get a better picture than just your off-the-cuff opinion (no offense intended, but that is what you've put forth so far).

    There is no way to judge such a thing without taking into account the media's effect on what news we read.

    After a widely-publicized train crash, the news will be rife with every train crash in the worlds for several weeks. One might become alrmed at such a rash of crashes. But no, the apparent upsurge is simply an artifact of the news process.

    Objectively - you don't know, and I don't know just how seriously they take cyber-crimes.
     
  8. PhysBang Valued Senior Member

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    I know that they do not take it seriously enough. There are far too many stories of police ignoring online harassment.

    But don't worry: as a white man, you'll probably never have to face it. So just ignore the problem.
     
  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Ad hom.

    Pity. Invalidates everything you've said.
     
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    The case posted by rpenner ( http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dennis_Markuze ) documents over 20 years of harassment from one individual. The victims would seem to be fairly high profile and articulate. While it is possible that an inarticulate non-entity like myself might receive more assistance I guess (without proof) that this is highly unlikely.
     
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  12. PhysBang Valued Senior Member

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    First, that wasn't an ad hominem. I was pointing out something relevant to your position.

    Second, the fact that someone makes and ad hominem does not invalidate everything that they said. That is a fallacy.

    I'm sorry that you don't like to think that police are victim to the systemic influences in the wider culture. I'm sorry that you don't like to think about the us-vs-them mentality that far too many police officers have. I'm glad that you won't be victim to a lot of it; at least you have that.
     

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