Round-Up: Commentary on Congressman’s Doxxing of Trump Supporters

August 7, 2019   •  By Alex Baiocco   •    •  
Joaquin Castro on MSNBC

On August 6, Congressman Joaquin Castro publicly exposed on Twitter the names and employers of private citizens who donated to the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump. As Institute for Free Speech Chairman Bradley A. Smith said, “It is hard to imagine a purpose for Rep. Castro’s tweet other than to incite harassment and retribution against these individuals and businesses.”

This incident highlights the inherent risks in publicizing personal information in connection to support for causes and candidates. Below is a collection of notable reporting and commentary on this dangerous misuse of campaign finance data.

Alex Baiocco

Alex Baiocco