The conservative “investigative truck” arrives on the Yale campus
The truck, which displays the names and faces of individuals deemed by the conservative action group Accuracy in Media to be “leading anti-Semites at Yale,” was spotted at multiple locations across Yale’s campus on Thursday, November 16.
On Thursday morning, a truck carrying a three-sided digital billboard emblazoned with the names and faces of what it calls “leaders of anti-Semitism at Yale” appeared in the streets surrounding Yale’s campus.
The truck, sponsored by the conservative advocacy group Accuracy in Media as part of a multi-stop “Campus Accountability Campaign,” showed up on campus early at 11:55 a.m. on Nov. 16, outside the Atticus Bookstore Cafe on Chapel Street, and was carted off. It was still there as of approximately 3:05 p.m., when it was spotted near the Watson Center on Yale’s campus. The truck appeared near Pauli Murray College on Prospect Street around 3:30pm, and was seen around 3:50pm on Broadway.
The names and faces of at least six students rotated across the truck’s screen, making them victims of a public shaming tactic known as “doxxing,” where an individual’s personal information is posted publicly by an unauthorized person. Five of these six individuals are graduate students of color.
This isn’t the first doxxing truck to visit the Ivy League.
The truck was first seen outside Harvard university Campus on October 11. Two weeks later, a similar truck visited them Columbia University In New York City and returned on November 1st. These public information campaigns mostly exposed people of color and color, some of whom were undocumented, Teen Vogue said mentioned On October 27 based on Interviews With two Harvard students.
Also on November 16, AIM’s .
The tweet linked to a website encouraging students to petition the university to “take a stand against anti-Semites on campus who issued a statement blaming Israel for the actions of terrorists.” It is unclear which statement the group is referring to.
A typo on the site claimed that as of 3 p.m. on November 16, the petition would be sent to the Columbia Board of Trustees, a sign of the organization’s hasty efforts to reach multiple Ivy League universities in a short period of time.
This is a developing story that the news will continue to follow.