Update: A BuzzFeed spokesperson has responded to the doxing allegations. She claims that “it was not a doxx and just an error” which they were “quick to change”. “Not accurate to say that BuzzFeed helped doxx members of the electoral college,” she added.
BuzzFeed insists that they quickly corrected the error – despite the link to the personal information staying for more than ten hours and issuing no apology after the changes were made to the original article.
The progressive beacon known as BuzzFeed published an article containing electoral college members’ personal information, which Hillary Clinton supporters have used to try to bully them into changing their Trump votes to Clinton votes.
As Heat Street reported earlier, Hillary supporters have been circulating information about the members of the electoral college and are harassing them with calls, Facebook messages, emails, and even home visits to get them to snub Trump and elect Clinton instead.
But BuzzFeed Reporter Blake Montgomery took it to the next level after he published an article “Anti-Trump Protesters Post Personal Information of Electoral College Members” that included a direct link to an online document containing all the information. That in effect, thus doxxed electoral college members to the site’s militant pro-Hillary readership.
The original article had the link containing personal information for roughly 14 hours. The link was ultimately removed, without any explanation or apology. Unfortunately for BuzzFeed, the Internet never forgets and an archived copy of the original article still exists. (We won’t be linking to the archived copy of the article.)
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 17, 2016
Heat Street has reached out to BuzzFeed for comment.