Many people were outraged when CNN apparently stanced themselves to reveal the controversial CNN-Trump wrestling GIF creator. However, CNN KFile Senior Editor Andrew Kaczynski has already corrected the misinformation through his official Twitter about surrounding their supposed blackmail to this creator.
As seen on Kaczynski’s Twitter page, he has posted that a part of their article has been misinterpreted as a blackmail threat to the Trump wrestling GIF creator, HanA**holeSolo. As Fox News reported the topic, people took to Twitter and said that CNN would be “doxing” HanA**holeSolo is way off hand. In the internet language, doxing is the illegal posting of personal information of another person for public use. Sensitive data like real names, living addresses, up to bank accounts could be included in this publicly shared document.
The article in question is the “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF” released last July 5. The article only says that creator was afraid of getting his personal information revealed for his safety. In the article, CNN wrote that they will not reveal the true identity of “HanA**holeSolo” as he is a private citizen that issued a public apology. In a way, CNN does have details of the GIF creator’s identity but doesn’t seem to be releasing it publicly.
Kaczynski’s has already posted on his Twitter that the supposed blackmail isn’t true. He has also contacted the creator himself and clarify that he’s not being threatened at all. “FYI “HanAssholeSolo” just called me.”I am in total agreement with your statement. I was not threatened in anyway.”” said the editor in his Twitter.
Currently, the infamous Trump tweet featuring him fighting a man with a CNN logo on his face has been discussed recently. Many mediamen and other politicians took this tweet as encouragement of violence against reporters. Trump has yet to apologize or follow-up on the issue but he has previously antagonized CNN in his previous Tweets too.