When Taylor Lorenz went to “doxx” the person who came up with ‘Libs of TikTok,” he was called a “hypocrite.”
It’s been said that Taylor Lorenz, the Washington Post’s internet culture reporter, hacked into an anonymous Twitter account called “Libs of TikTok.” She is being accused of “doxxing.”
Lorenz, the former New York Times reporter who broke down in tears on MSNBC this month as she talked about “harassment” she had received on social media, wrote an article on Tuesday that revealed the person’s name.
This word is used to describe posting the personal information of people who don’t want to be named. “Doxxing” is the term for this.
The woman’s relatives said that Lorenz went to their house to ask them questions. Some people thought that was hypocrisy on her part.
More than 662,500 people have been following an account called “Libs of TikTok,” which posts videos from liberals and has more than 662,500 followers. Lorenz was pictured outside the home of a relative.
“Which of my relatives did you like to bother the most when you went to their homes yesterday?” The caption next to a picture of a woman who looks like Lorenz will tell you more about her.
Glenn Greenwald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, slammed Taylor Lorenz in a tweet: “The same people who – just two weeks ago – were saying that criticizing Taylor Lorenz was wrong because it led to ‘harassment’ for her are now cheering as she shows up at the homes of the relatives of Twitter users to dox them. This is not what we want.”
Ben Shapiro, the conservative commentator and co-founder of the Daily Wire, said that Taylor Lorenz is a bad journalist and a bad person.
Shapiro added: “Targeting a Twitter account that only posts Leftists owning up because that account hurts the Left is pure Lorenz.”
Lorenz tweeted that “Reporters make phone calls, send messages, show up places, and knock on doors when they report on a story.”
Lorenz added: “I reported this story all over the place, with every tool I had, to make sure I had the right woman.”
Social media user “isn’t just some average woman with an account.” Instead, she is a “powerful influencer who runs a powerful right-wing media outlet that has a huge impact on the conversation about LGBTQ+ rights,” Lorenz tweeted.
In a segment that aired on April 1 on MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily, Lorenz said that online bullying against her and her family caused her to have “severe PTSD” and think about suicide in the past.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed Lorenz in March 2021 for calling for an end to online harassment. MSNBC ran a story about that.
A reporter for the New York Times at the time, Lorenz, said she had been through a “smear campaign” that had “ruined her life.”
A journalist called her a “tattletale” in February 2021, after she wrongly said that Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen used the “R-word” (which means “retard”) in a private conversation on the Clubhouse app.
Researchers at New York University found that after Greenwald tweeted about Lorenz, the number of tweets with bad language about him rose 144%.