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The Doxxing of Violentacrez: interplay between action and structure on Reddit

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posted on 2021-05-24, 18:18 authored by Mata Kranakis
On October 10, 2012 controversial online figure “Violentacrez” was doxxed1 by Gawker writer Adrien Chen and his true identity was shared with the general public. This MRP traces the development of the discussion on Reddit surrounding the doxxing from October 10, 2012 until October 18, 2012. Discussion is tracked by examining posts and comments gleaned from Reddit, and it is supported by an analysis of the structures that regulate user action on the Reddit platform. In a larger context, this MRP will show that users are engaging in collaborative, iterative and alternative practices--creating multi-layered documents and building upon the work of their predecessors. As well as offering insight into user action, an analysis of Reddit discussion will show the kinds of meanings being created within this online community.



  • Master of Professional Communication


  • Professional Communication

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Ryerson University

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  • MRP

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