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Since 1 January 2020, doxxing has become a new offence under the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA).

But what exactly is doxxing?

This month, let’s learn what it is and discover What Singapore Thinks about it!

What is Doxxing?

Firstly, we set out to find out how many Singaporeans are aware of the term, ‘Doxxing’.

About 1 in 2 Singaporeans have heard of it – but do we really know what it means?

Essentially, doxxing refers to publishing someone else’s personal information with the intention to harass, threaten, or facilitate violence against them.

In a recent poll conducted, fellow Singaporeans were asked if they could tell if a certain scenario is an example of doxxing or not.

Which of the following is an example of Doxxing?

Were you able to correctly identify what an example of doxxing is?

Often, there are times when we turn to online platforms to share our dissatisfaction regarding a particular situation.

Regardless of the scenario, we must be mindful not to reveal someone else’s personal information or you might end up breaking the law!

Also, always be cautious with the sort of personal information that you’ve shared online. Cyberstalkers can easily engage in doxxing by picking up on that information and twist them into another context that could be scary for you.

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