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'Jackie' From 'Rolling Stone' UVA Story Among Latest Doxing Victims
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'Jackie' From 'Rolling Stone' UVA Story Among Latest Doxing Victims

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'Jackie' From 'Rolling Stone' UVA Story Among Latest Doxing Victims

'Jackie' From 'Rolling Stone' UVA Story Among Latest Doxing Victims
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Over the weekend, a conservative blogger published what he claims is the real name of the alleged victim in Rolling Stone's discredited gang rape story. It's the latest example of what's become known as doxing — distributing personal information about someone online in an effort to embarrass, frighten or intimidate. Doxing has become increasingly common during highly charged news events by aggressive partisans on the left and right.

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