- “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity”
CNN reportedly tracked down Reddit user behind Trump wrestling video but declined to publicly identify the Reddit user ( HanAssholeSolo ) because he apologized and promised not to do it again.
CNN now claims “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” says CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski.
The fact that CNN threatened to dox him is an extortion. Doxing means broadcasting private or identifiable information (especially personally identifiable information) about an individual or organization. Doxing may be carried out for various reasons, including to aid law enforcement, business analysis, extortion, coercion, harassment, online shaming, and vigilante justice
The video was tweeted out by Donald Trump and shared over a million times online.
It was President Trump’s second most popular tweet of all time.
From a Reddit post:
The fact that CNN threatened to dox him is an extortion.