A self-proclaimed professor at New York University attempted to compile and publish the personal data of over 1,500 ICE employees on the internet this week, with Twitter and other platforms “shutting down” his illegal efforts.
According to Fox News, the professor created an online database after scraping personal data from LinkedIn profiles and other media platforms; saying “As ICE continues to ramp up its inhumane surveillance and detention efforts, I believe it’s important to document what’s happening, and by whom, in any way we can.”
Twitter and other social media platforms took down the data over security and privacy concerns for those “unmasked” as ICE employees.
“We removed the project because it violates our community guidelines,” a GitHub spokesperson said. “In general, we have policies against use of GitHub for doxxing and harassment, and violating a third party’s privacy.”
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