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Title: Jonah the Scientist doxxing Flat Earthers
Post by: Warning on January 06, 2019, 04:01:59 AM
Hi guys. I'm here to let everyone know that a flat earth debunker who calls himself "Jonah the Scientist" is doxxing Flat Earthers. He actually has this on his website called flatearthlunacy.com:

"We would appreciate your assistance in finding the true identity (real name and picture) of flat Earth posters, not already identified below.  If you have such information please email to us.  Thank you."

I have provided a screenshot of his "call to doxxing" on his website. This is very alarming. Who knows what he's trying to do with the information? I have also seen him on various forums asking for the private information of others (the screenshot I tried to attach of this went over the allowable limit). I attempted to report him for doxxing, but I don't know how or to whom.

Funnily enough, "Jonah the Scientist" has not published his real name and picture anywhere...wonder why.

Anyone know what to do? Has anyone here reported him before?
Title: Re: Jonah the Scientist doxxing Flat Earthers
Post by: Warning on January 06, 2019, 04:47:53 AM
Here are the screenshots.

One is from his website flarearthlunacy.com

The other is from RUclip, where he is requesting the identity of a guy who posted a video called Flat Earth Implosion.
Title: Re: Jonah the Scientist doxxing Flat Earthers
Post by: Warning on January 07, 2019, 04:52:06 PM
Hi again. So I emailed “Jonah the Scientist” with a few questions pertaining to his doxxing Flat Earthers. His responses to me were just so outrageous and utterly hypocritical (he actually admitted that he is very protective of his own private information as he is very aware of the negative consequences of not being so, but apparently sees no issue with the doxxing of others), that I had to make a web page documenting the interaction: https://jonahthescientist.neocities.org/

He doesn’t appear to have basic reasoning skills.

One thing though, guys. I’m not a Flat Earther. BUT, I do not believe that Flat Earthers deserve to be doxxed, harassed, threatened or anything of the sort just because they have a different view.

Warning: Flat Earthers may be offended by some of the things I have said in my email to “Jonah the Scientist”, but just remember that the shape of the earth is not the point here - it’s the fact that people like this “Jonah the Scientist” (who, it turns out, cannot even prove he is a scientist), can just go around publishing his enemies private information, while guarding his own with the utmost diligence.
Title: Re: Jonah the Scientist doxxing Flat Earthers
Post by: ChrisTP on January 07, 2019, 07:48:58 PM
I agree that doxxing flat earthers should never happen and privacy is important.

I think you came on very strong in your reply to him which may have been why he refused to continue the discussion though. I wonder if he didn't realise his own actions were contradictory, or if he simply and naively thought asking for others identities in his mind didn't mean doxxing but simply giving credentials to his topics and who he's speaking to or about. Or maybe he actually does realize what he's asking and his intentions are ill.

I guess the best course of action would be to raise awareness to anyone he intentionally or unintentionally doxxed so that they can ask him to take any information down should they so wish, which I suppose is what you're doing here. :) there's not much else you can do other than that, the individuals themselves would need to take action if they were doxxed.
Title: Re: Jonah the Scientist doxxing Flat Earthers
Post by: Warning on January 08, 2019, 12:56:46 AM
Hey Chris, thanks for your reply :)

Yeah, I was harsh on the guy. However, I do think he has ill intent. For starters, the "call to doxxing" is still on his website, even after my pointing out the double standard, and also getting him to admit to having full knowledge of the consequences of having one's private information published online.

He could also be negatively impacting the career of a Flat Earther who is keeping their identity private in case an employer/potential employer were to happen upon their persuasions. Being a Flat Earther is a very unpopular position, and it may be the difference between someone getting and not getting a job...

But yes you are right, I was harsh. It's just that doxxing is a huge deal and I was horrified that this guy was just openly collecting and publishing Flat Earther's private information without permission.

I doubt that "Jonah the Scientist" would even care if something terrible happened to someone as a result of his doxxing, as he has a very inflated sense of self-importance and a complete disregard for anyone but himself, as can be seen from his responses.

I hope anyone who has been doxxed by this guy is successful in getting their information taken down.

Thanks again!