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Can anyone ever really scrub their online presence?


Christine Blasey Ford got doxed. Can anyone ever really scrub their online presence? — Dreamstime/TNS

Christine Blasey Ford got doxed. Can anyone ever really scrub their online presence? — Dreamstime/TNS

Christine Blasey Ford knew her life would be turned upside down when she decided to identify herself as the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers, so, her friends said, she deleted all of her social media accounts. 

Despite those efforts, the Palo Alto University psychology professor's fears have come true since she came forward over the weekend: Her lawyers say she's facing harassment and death threats. Supporters and opponents have found pictures of her on the Web and converted them into memes. And her Palo Alto home address was tweeted, forcing her to move out. 

   

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