“Doxxing Truck” targets Yale and Harvard students on game day

“Doxxing Truck” targets Yale and Harvard students on game day

The conservative advocacy group Accuracy in Media displayed personal information of Yale and Harvard students on its investigative truck in New Haven on November 18. The truck first arrived in New Haven on November 16; More than 100 faculty members signed an open letter pledging to support students’ freedom of expression.

Tristan Hernandez and Esma Okutan

12:56 AM, November 19, 2023

Staff reporters

Nathaniel Rosenberg, contributing photographer

The “investigative truck,” part of the conservative advocacy group Accuracy in Media’s “Campus Accountability Campaign,” continued to drive around New Haven for the third day in a row. On Saturday, the names and photos of Yale and Harvard students were displayed as the schools came together for the annual celebration Football game between Yale and Harvard.

The truck made its debut on campus on Thursday, November 16. Spin through The names and photos of students it considers “leading anti-Semites” are on its digital billboards. By Friday, the truck had targeted at least 15 Yale graduate students, including at least 12 students of color.

By Saturday, the sweepstakes in New Haven were targeting Yale and Harvard students — many of whom had likely come to town for “the game.” 11:49 AM Accuracy in the media Posted by X They were at the annual football showdown to expose “anti-Semitism at Harvard and Yale.”

“No matter how much harassment we experience, students at Harvard and Yale will know who espouses anti-Semitic views on campus,” the post read.

On Thursday afternoon, the doxxing truck was involved in a traffic accident on campus.

A news employee witnessed the incident and recorded a video of the truck driving next to a car. The video shows the back of the car shaking slightly as the truck passes and making a crashing sound. In the video, the unknown driver shouts, “I hit my car!” Twice and whistled at the truck. The truck keeps moving, and the car follows.

On Saturday, Yale Police Chief Anthony Campbell ’95 DIV ’09 told the News that the police department had received “indirect information” about the incident and was investigating.

5:17pm Saturday, AIM He wrote in a separate X post Its investigative truck was vandalized by a rock being thrown at one of the digital billboards, damaging the screen.

In response to the investigative truck’s arrival on campus, more than 100 Yale faculty, staff, and community members signed up to Open letter on November 17, where they pledged to protect freedom of expression and peaceful assembly on campus, amplify “student cries for justice” and maintain “queer, critical, and open spaces” for students to learn, both inside and outside the classroom.

They also wrote that if censorship was imposed, they were prepared to take “direct, non-violent action, up to and including arrest,” to protect students’ freedom of expression.

“We are deeply concerned by the vicious targeting, public shaming, and surveillance of faculty and students of color in particular,” the letter said. “These forms of harassment, along with other efforts to silence opposition to Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza, halt critical thinking on a campus dedicated to ‘Light and Truth.’ They are unacceptable, and we will do everything we can to protect all of our students, especially from outside groups.” Which seeks to restrict dialogue on our campus.”

Yale University has formally condemned the doxxing incidents, writing in A statement On November 16, they said they had contacted the students who showed up on the trucks to “offer assistance.” Support and resources“, the statement read. The University Registrar sent an email to students on November 17 that included an “opt-out option for the Yale Student Directory,” informing students of the steps to remove their names from the Yale University Directory. The November 17 email made no mention of the collection campaign at all. Information, but it reflects similar guidance as in One of the resources He was promoted on November 16.

The Yale Police Department is investigating the trucks, the university added.

“The university condemns this cowardly act of harassment and attempted intimidation,” Yale University said on November 16.

AIM trucks were previously located in Harvard university On October 11 and Columbia University On October 25th. group currently Facing litigation For the survey campaign conducted by one of the students who appeared on the truck.

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Tristan Hernandez

Tristan Hernandez covers student politics and affairs for The News. He is also a copy editor and has previously written about student life. Originally from Austin, Texas, he is a sophomore at Pearson College majoring in political science.

My name is Okotane

Esma Okotane is the Graduate Schools News correspondent. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, she is a sophomore at Jonathan Edwards studying economics.

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