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The Daily Beast thinks memes are “hoaxes” and those who post them must be punished
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The Daily Beast thinks memes are “hoaxes” and those who post them must be punished 

A conservative, African-American forklift operator named Shawn Brooks allegedly made a funny, political viral video, so The Daily Beast doxxed and shamed him for his views. Author Kevin Poulson wasn’t content to call Brooks out for being a conservative, but called his motives and his livelihood into question. When The Daily Beast was criticized for ruining a life, they praised themselves for doing it. The Daily Beast felt justified in its actions of exposing this creator because of both his views and his lower status as a laborer. In waging ideological war against an individual, the outlet has lost objective credibility.

What makes this situation more insidious is that Facebook aided and abetted the doxxing by providing The Daily Beast with Brooks’ personal information so that they could further antagonize.

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