Supporters of former US President Donald Trump are engaging in “doxxing,” revealing personal information such as names and social media profiles of jurors involved in his latest legal case. These actions come after Trump criticized new charges against him in Georgia on his Truth Social platform. A user posted a photo containing the jurors’ names, which prompted online attacks and comments from Trump’s supporters.
One user, @LeviSnodgrass88, commented, “Someone needs to look into all of these grand jurors. I can guarantee that every one of them has a BIG FAT D by their name!” Another user, @DianaColleen, expressed anticipation for the leaked grand jurors’ list to lead to further actions, writing, “I’m looking forward to the fun some will have with the list of leaked grand jurors… mwhahahahahaha.”
Donald Trump faces 13 new criminal charges in Georgia related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, which was won by Joe Biden. Georgia played a pivotal role in the election, with Biden’s victory by almost 12,000 votes. Trump and 18 others were indicted on charges including racketeering, filing false documents, and attempting to coerce public officers.
The indictment was brought using a law commonly used against organized crime groups, including the Mafia. Responding to the charges, Trump claimed to possess “irrefutable” evidence of election theft and announced plans for a press conference to reveal his findings.
The jurors’ names were leaked in response to the indictment, and some supporters questioned the jurors’ integrity. The district attorney who led the indictment process, Fani Willis, also faced backlash from Trump’s supporters. A user suggested that releasing the jurors’ names might be a deliberate tactic to prosecute individuals who spread this information online.
Amidst the controversy, many Trump supporters expressed their continued frustration with the perceived election irregularities. The indictment listed some of Trump’s tweets as evidence, including statements directed at state officials and Vice President Mike Pence, urging them to overturn election results.
Trump’s legal team criticized the indictment as a result of a “one-sided grand jury presentation.” His lawyers expressed eagerness to review the indictment, claiming it is flawed and unconstitutional.
The incident highlights the divisive nature of Trump’s legal battles and the power of social media to influence public opinion and behavior.