On Thursday, the Washington Times reported that private information related to Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee were posted to Wikipedia shortly after Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., shredded Democrats for their smear campaign against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
According to the report, victims of the attack included Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin G. Hatch of Utah and Graham — all Republicans.
Caleb Hull, editor of the Independent Journal Review, said on Twitter that Hatch’s wife “has been receiving calls nonstop ON HER BIRTHDAY and their home address was made public.”
This is how low they will go. Absolutely disgusting.
— Caleb Hull 🎅🏼🌲🎁 (@CalebJHull) September 27, 2018
“Someone is doxxing GOP senators on a computer from the House of Representatives, began shortly after the Graham speech. I’m not going to retweet the account where this is posted,” tweeted Politico reporter Burgess Everett.
Someone is doxxing GOP senators on a computer from the House of Representatives, began shortly after the Graham speech. I'm not going to retweet the account where this is posted.
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) September 27, 2018
The Times added:
CongressEdits, a bot account that for four years automatically retweets edits to Wikipedia made anonymously from IP addresses associated with the U.S. Congress, said the information was also posted on Mr. Lee and Mr. Graham “from US House of Representatives.”
The article auto-posted screen shots supporting the edits being made and noting the inclusion of private information, a practice known as “doxxing.”
“This is outrageous,” tweeted White House spokesman Raj Shah. “Please stop.”
The edits, which came from two IP addresses associated with the House of Representatives, were promptly removed by Wikipedia, another report said.
UPDATE: Wikipedia has reverted the pages of the Republican Senators and the previous edits publishing their personal information appear to be removed from the public archive.
The two vandal IP's, belonging to the US House of Reps. have engaged in Doxxing + Vandalism previously. pic.twitter.com/hHn7Th0OkA
— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) September 27, 2018
Apparently, this isn’t the first time this has happened. A report at Real Independent News and Film said, “Research by inquisitive Twitter users has shown that the IPs were previously temporarily blocked by Wikipedia for vandalizing other pages, both related and unrelated to politics.”
Exit question: What’s next?
- Video: Lindsay Graham shreds Democrats for smear campaign against Brett Kavanaugh
- Video: Judge Kavanaugh DESTROYS despicable Democrats in emotional testimony
- What’s next? Will Dems now claim Kavanaugh once molested a horde of wild mongrel dogs?
- Two Men Come Forward as Alleged Attackers of Christine Ford — Not Kavanaugh
- Video: What did Sheila Jackson Lee give to Ford attorney? Social media explodes with questions, speculation
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