Today, it’s Amy Mek, it could be you tomorrow if you espouse the wrong viewpoint.
A Trump-supporting Twitter user known to post unsavory tweets slamming radical Islam and the left’s progressive agenda has effectively had a target put on her back, courtesy of Huffington Post.
Tweeting under the name Amy Mek, the social media user was doxxed by HuffPo’s Luke O’Brien, who took a deep dive into the woman’s live. The journalist painted the social media user as anti-Muslim and a racist, contacting family members and her husband’s job, according to the woman, resulting in the spouse being fired.
O’Brien even outted her real name.
“There is a real person, however, behind the bio,” he wrote. “The headshot is real, if dated. And the Twitter handle, surprisingly, differs little from her actual name: Amy Jane Mekelburg.”
@HuffPost is now in the business of doxxing absolutely disgusting and you’ve put @AmyMek in danger. @TheJusticeDept,” a social media user tweeted.
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) May 31, 2018
All of this over tweeting? Granted, Mekelburg, a Jewish woman who’s no shrinking violent, has over 223,000 followers and has been retweeted by President Trump.
The outspoken conservative responded to say the Huffington Post reporter’s action have placed her in danger.
She posted a series of tweets Thursday detailing what she calls harassment, asking followers to contact Huffington Post — owned by Verizon Communications via Oath Inc. — and tell them to call off their dog and “stop endangering me and my family.”
@HuffPost and demand reporter Luke O’Brien stop endangering me and my family. He has threatened to reveal my identity putting me and my family at great personal risk. But it’s MUCH worse than you can imagine…,” the thread begins.
O’Brien has been viciously harassing me, my husband and my loved ones for having an opinion different than his, and supporting @realdonaldtrump.
O’Brien went so far as to contact my husband’s employer and had him fired because of MY OPINIONS and my fight for Jews to exist.
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) May 31, 2018
Mekelburg also made it clear that her husband “was fired because of my pro-Trump, pro-Jewish and pro-Christian voice,” warning other conservatives this could happen to them, as well.
The article goes so far as to “out” Mekelburg’s brother and his business.
In conclusion, she expressed concern for her safety and asked followers “to please pray for my family.”
I ask each of you to please pray for my family and I thank so many of you for caring, standing with us, and praying for our strength. Please keep using your voices to stand up for our first amendment rights and keep exposing harmful harassers and liars like O’Brien.
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) May 31, 2018
Many of her posts walk a fine line when it comes to political sensibilities, but if the content was so egregious, it’s only logical to think that Twitter, not exactly a refuge for conservatives, would have long ago deleted her account.
What’s more, Mekelburg had some heavy hitters come to her defense, denouncing the hate-induced attack that has reportedly resulted in death threats being leveled against the woman.
Hamas-linked CAIR’s @ZahraBilloo endorses the doxxing of a private citizen exercising her First Amendment rights, endangering the lives and livelihood of this woman and her family. https://t.co/VWnZyHxKEw
— Robert Spencer روبرت سبنسر रॉबर्ट स्पेंसर 🇺🇸 (@jihadwatchRS) June 1, 2018
PLEASE read this thread. THIS right here is what a corrupt fake news media is capable of doing, no matter who you are.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 31, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
Get a good lawyer, immediately file $10Million law suite against HuffPost and Luke O'Brien… don't waste any time. You should be able to win. https://t.co/faZmzEYqrp
— carbino567 (@carbino567) May 31, 2018
I don’t even agree with the stuff she posts but to put her whole life on blast like this because you don’t agree with her is sick. What is wrong with our media? https://t.co/BpbNHOOAf7
— Kaydee King (@KaydeeKing) June 1, 2018
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