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Oct 15, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web

Cliff notes version: Unrepentant creep Violentacrez is outed by Gawker, and reddit cries foul for using the removal of anonymity as a censorship weapon against one of their most beloved ... creatures.

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Oct 15, 2012, 1:56 PM
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Sucks to be Michael Brutsch right now, but he made his own bed. From the Gawker article, it sounds like he recognizes that.

There's plenty of irony in the fact that a community responds to an act of free speech by censoring the speaker... and does so in the name of protecting free speech.


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Well, clearly, posting the identity of a guys who don't want their personal information all over the internet is unforgivable, while posting creeper pics of girls who don't want their personal photos all over the internet is perfectly defensible.


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Jesus. People never cease to amaze...


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Doxxing makes me kinda uncomfortable. Not because I have anything to hide (I like ponies, videogames, and climbing - shock horror right?) but because half the time it is done by just random people.

Like I am paranoid that some user called "Sun_Gasm" is going to start posting kiddie porn to a subreddit and they are going to sniff around and find "sungam" on this site with my real name and "out" me for posting that.



Obviously in this case it was done more thourughly, and VA is pretty clearly a douche just feeling the consequences of his actions. Funny how having read the posts about this situation on reddit made me think Chen was the douche.

Like I said, I am not really comfortable with doxxing, but if it is done with enough certainty it is a powerful tool.


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And right on queue a perfect example is served.

"Yayyyy Anon is so good!" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...g-nude-pictures.html

Yeah... seems like they may have the wrong person. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/...ntor/article4617397/




See they could have just sent the information they had to the cops to help with the investigation (yeah, I know, never gunna happen with anon), but instead they went all out and posted his shit. Now some random dude might be getting fucked over. wat.


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In a video posted to YouTube by Anonymous, a figure claims the group lists his personal information, including his date of birth and address... Following Anonymous' announcement, the web moved swiftly, with groups calling for his death and warning him to 'sleep with one eye open' cropping up on Facebook.

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A man who returned an e-mail from the address posted by Anonymous denied being the accused blackmailer, saying the account was recently closed and that he had “scooped it up.” A man who answered the door at the publicly released address reportedly said he did not know anything about the online claims.

So, on the one hand we have a mob of people - who know where some guy lives - calling for his death.

On the other hand, this guy seems totally oblivious to what is going on.

What could possibly go wrong here?

Meanwhile, you only have to go as far as the other side of the fucking river to find a guy with a similar name who is already "charged with sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16" in a separate case.

What we have here is a great illustration of a responsible way and an reckless way to go about this.

And it's disgusting that when the identity of someone who very traffics in this material is confirmed and publicly released in a responsible way, it is met with condemnation. But when someone does a shit job and quite possibly gets the wrong guy, it's no big deal.


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