Hogewash! isn’t an anonymous blog. When I started blogging in 2011, I had a discussion with the late Mrs. Hoge about whether the blog should be anonymous. I wasn’t looking for controversy, but I didn’t want her involuntarily sucked into any unpleasantness that might come along. She thought that I should blog using my real name. She even suggested the blog’s name, one that’s pretty hard for me to use anonymously, and she never expressed any regret for her advice.
If you click on the DMCA Contact tab in the menu, you can find my home address and cell phone number. I’m undoxable.
I do have some noms de cyber—for example, I’m @JohnnyAtsign on Twitter—but the vast bulk of my Internet scribblings are openly tagged with my real name.
OTOH, I understand not everyone can safely be as open as I can, so I allow anonymous comments here so long as they don’t involve the use of someone else’s identity and meet the other requirements laid out in The Fine Print.
The recent doxxing of @libsoftiktok by Taylor Lorenz and WaPo was pure cyberthuggery, and the flat out lying about having posted their victim’s personal information is shameful.
But I doubt they feel any shame. Oh, I’m sure they’re displeased with being ratioed on Twitter when they tried to first defend and then deny the doxxing. Discomfort, yes. Shame, no. Next, they’ll move on to claiming that they’re the victims and go on to more thuggery.
Democracy Dies in Derpness™