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[–] 7585307? 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

public figures are generally exempted from privacy laws. that's where the line should be drawn, not investigations. info that people (anybody) willing post to the internet (e.g social media posts) is also generally exempt from privacy laws.


[–] 7587001? 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

What is a public figure? A large number of people that might rightly end up part of community investigation may not be a public figure in most people's book.

And the, "public information posted by them" exception is essentially what doxing is. On one hand the public figures rule would be too strict, and the social media rule would be under strict to the point of making the rule moot and applied selectively.

It's just easier to forget any doxing rule and say we're allowed to discuss people on the internet. Which is pretty fucking reasonable. Also literally censorship in by pretty much the most obvious definition.