Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Noah Shachtman appeared on CNN to defend his outlet’s article which doxed a working class supporter of President Donald Trump for creating a viral video of Nancy Pelosi.
The article, by Kevin Poulsen, claimed that he was looking for the “Russian troll behind the ‘Drunk Pelosi’ viral video.” Instead, he found a blue-collar black Trump supporter — but decided to run a story outing his identity anyways.
“Turns out he’s an itinerant forklift operator from the Bronx who’s been secretly running hard-right ‘news’ outlets across social media for years. Also, not Russian,” Poulsen tweeted.
NEW: I went looking for the Russian troll behind the 'Drunk Pelosi' viral video hoax. Turns out he's an itinerant forklift operator from the Bronx who's been secretly running hard-right "news" outlets across social media for years. Also, not Russian. https://t.co/mChiyVqy0B
— Kevin Poulsen (@kpoulsen) June 1, 2019
The most shocking part, perhaps, was that Facebook assisted Poulsen in doxing the private citizen.
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