After J.KB’s article, I remembered back a decade or two when newspapers decided
it would be political fun the public had a need to know the names and addresses of people with concealed carry permits in certain states or zip codes. I also remember that before legislatures passed bills restricting the access of that information, gun owners took upon themselves to return the favor and Dox not only the offending journalist, but also everybody they could find in the newspaper with special aim at the editors and owners. Some even included property tax information and in one occasion, it was found one of the reporters was behind in his duties with the county.
Journalists, editors and owners suddenly saw the light and figured out “turnabout is a fair play” is a scary proposition. One paper hired armed security to protect the home of the owners (zilch for the reporters or even the headquarters) because in their own newly converted minds, poking armed bears was a dumb fucking move to make. Of course, there was no violence because that is not what we are, but the lesson was learned.
Depending on the state and level, Doxxing may or may not be illegal where you live. But there are always way to remind journos that one thing is Journalism and another is to chase after relatives that had nothing to do with your intended political target…
…and turnabout is still fair play.