In the wake of allegations that Alabama Republican Roy Moore initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30’s, the right-wing political machine kicked into high gear to discredit the woman who came forward.
And of course, the fringe-right, conspiracy-prone players also jumped into the fray. Aside from the incessant cries of “fake news,” some of these conservative personalities have engaged in dangerous online behaviors regarding Leigh Corfman, one of Moore’s accusers.
One of the same online personalities who peddled the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, Jack Posobiec, may have even started doxxing Corfman on Twitter — which would be a violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service.
He tweeted out a photo of Corfman and where she has worked on Friday morning, but after numerous users replied to Posobiec’s post saying they reported his post to Twitter, the post was deleted.
We saved a screenshot, but blurred out sensitive information:
“You may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission. Definitions of private information may vary depending on local laws,” according to Twitter’s policies page. “Posting someone’s private information online may pose serious safety and security risks for the person whose information is shared. As such, this is considered one of the most serious violations of the Twitter Rules.”
Twitter does acknowledge that even though someone might consider certain information private, it does not automatically view all postings of it as a violation.
Under the social media platform’s Hateful Conduct Policy, however, Twitter notes, “We do not tolerate behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another person’s voice.”
Numerous Twitter users questioned Posobiec’s actions and said they reported him. Posobiec defended himself by saying he sourced the photo from website Heavy.com, shirking all responsibility for his actions by asking why Heavy wasn’t being blamed.
Posobiec, clearly feeling the heat, switched his account to protected, restricting his Tweets to his followers.