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Doxxing

  • IASbaba
  • February 14, 2022
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Doxxing

Part of: Prelims and GS-III -Information technology

Context: Meta’s oversight board has suggested Facebook and Instagram to make strict doxxing rules. 

  • Meta was asked to consider doxxing as an offence which should prompt temporary account suspension.

What is doxxing?

  • Doxxing is publishing and analysing others’ personal information on the internet with a malicious intent that can reveal the person’s real identity making them victims of harassments and cyber-attacks.
  • The firm highlighted how doxxing is used to shame or punish people who would rather stay anonymous, because of their controversial beliefs or other types of non-mainstream activity.
  • Doxxing can result in emotional distress, loss of employment and even physical harm or death.

News Source: TH

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