But they didn’t actually publish his name or any information about him.
no Way

I’m sorry, but you’re wrong.

So the argument that CNN doxed him is based upon the assumption that CNN would have published his identity or threatened him that they would do so, and there is no proof that they did either of these things.

They did threaten to dox him, that’s why he apologized. Did you read this article all the way through?

CNN is not publishing ‘HanA**holeSolo’s’ name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

I’m sorry, that’s a threat. There’s no other way to comprehend the meaning of that line. If we can’t agree on and be honest about basic reading comprehension, then there’s no point in discussing this.

You later say that I must be operating from an anti-CNN bias. There’s no need to get that deep or make assumptions about my assumptions. What should be the uncontroversial truths about this situation are these: A gigantic media conglomerate tracked down an internet troll because he made a GIF making fun of them that Trump tweeted. Then in a news article, reveal that they know his identity but they’re not going to publish it because he’s sorry…however, they still could if he doesn’t behave.

There are people, entities in this world that need to be defended. Actual victims. The poor, downtrodden, helpless people we’re dropping bombs on, helpless people having differently-sourced bombs dropped on them, victims of all kinds of -cides, etc. You’ve picked…CNN?

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