An online cabal of Social Justice Warriors (SJWs), including an “internet abuse specialist” who works for Amazon, have been implicated in a conspiracy to reveal a Twitter user’s personal information before unleashing an online “witch hunt” against them.
“Doxing,” short for “dropping documents,” is the practice of revealing someone’s personal identifying information on the web for the purpose of online harassment. It’s commonly used by internet trolls as an intimidation tactic, or as a precursor to an online public shaming mob.
Leftist opponents of the GamerGate movement, more than any other group on the internet, have tried to portray themselves as opposed to all forms of online harassment, including doxing. They’ve even set up organizations, albeit of dubious effectiveness, to combat the problem.