Radical leftist students at the University of Washington are "doxxing" the school’s College Republicans president because the club is hosting controversial gay conservative Milo Yiannopolous for a speech.
Doxxing is a form of harassment in which someone or some group seeks to smear or embarrass a person or even put him or her in potential danger by releasing private, identifying information.
Campus Reform reports that Jessie Gamble, President of the UW College Republicans, received an anonymous email with a flyer called “The Racist in Your Class” which attempts to smear her by association with individuals the flyer accuses of white supremacism. It featured her photos, address, social media profiles, and even her father’s phone number.
The flyer, posted online at ItsGoingDown.com* by the anonymous "Puget Sound Anarchists," accuses Gamble of being a white supremacist for bringing the firebrand Milo to campus, stating that the conservative group's “leadership’s close friendships with neo-Nazis and White Supremacists reveal them as far more comfortable working with racists than they will admit.”
It claims that Gamble “pretends to be a traditional GOP party activist” but that “this image stands in sharp contrast to her affiliations with white supremacists and Neo-Nazis."
“Let Jessie know what you think about her close friendships with neo-Nazis and white supremacists,” the flyer says, encouraging readers to harass Gamble and her family as well: “Why don’t you tell her father too while you’re at it.”
Gamble told Campus Reform that she initially suspected the flyer was the work of leftist students on campus, noting that most of the anti-Milo harassment comes from “anti-fascist groups” whose “methods are a bit ironic—forcibly try to shut down anything they don't agree with.”
It's more than ironic -- it's cowardly, dangerous, and totalitarian.
James Allsup, who is also named in the flyer as "a friend" and "associate" of "white nationalists," posted the flyer on Facebook with the caption, “Does UW's diversity hire president care enough about student safety to comment on this flyer being disseminated on UW's campus that doxxes one of her students?”
According to a follow-up post by Allsup, the creator of the flyer is University of Washington graduate student and "social justice warrior" Nathaniel Matthews-Trigg. This has not been confirmed, but Allsup promises a follow-up tomorrow.
Norman Arkans, a spokesperson for University of Washington, said the university is aware of the flyer and is “monitoring the situation.”
*The website It's Going Down posts a disclaimer saying, "We do not condone or promote illegal, violent, and unlawful behavior or actions, or acts of intimidation against individuals or groups."
Really? Anonymously smearing people as white supremacist neo-Nazis, posting their home contact information and that of their relatives, and urging readers to target them is not intimidation?