CNN Reeling After Reddit User Threat, Blossoming Backlash Derailing Reputation
CNN Reeling After Reddit User Threat, Blossoming Backlash Derailing Reputation

CNN is under tremendous fire from the internet-active public over its threat to the Reddit user responsible for the Donald Trump CNN bodyslam meme. After the reaction to the meme, the anonymous user felt responsible and apologized. He or she closed down the Reddit account. Then CNN responded through its KFile investigative unit, talking about how it found out the true identity of the user, and said it might reveal the identity of “HanA**holeSolo” if he strikes again.

The internet responded to the CNN threat, commonly known as doxxing, a malicious form of harassment and forcing someone to be silent by revealing their personal information.

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