, 2022-12-22 19:06:00
Barely a week after Elon Musk accused journalists of doxxing him by reporting on the publicly available flight path of his private jet, a group of conspiracy theorists are claiming that a journalist at Vice Magazine doxxed them by reporting on their Youtube channels. But neither Musk nor the conspiracy theorists are using the word “doxxing” correctly—and chances are, they know it.
On December 20, David Gilbert of Vice reported on a group of women who devote their Youtube channels to conspiracy theories about Meghan Markle’s children. The group—which includes Markle’s own half-sister Samantha—have monetized racist attacks on Markle by using their platforms to claim that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hired a surrogate to give birth to their children, or that the children don’t exist at all. They claim that the children should be removed from the line of succession to the British throne.
According to Vice, the Youtube channels have racked up hundreds of thousands of views, and have made around $160,000 in revenue. However, after Youtube finally took one of the channels down, livestreamer Fiona Hesketh accused Gilbert of doxxing the channel’s owner, Sadie Quinlan. Gilbert, who’s now reportedly being flooded with Quinlan’s supporters, shared Hesketh’s comments in a tweet.
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