Conservative ‘doxxing truck’ arrives on Yale’s campus
The truck, which displays the names and faces of individuals that the conservative action group Accuracy in Media deems to be “Yale’s Leading Antisemites,” was spotted in multiple locations across Yale’s campus on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Spencer King, Contributing Photographer
On Thursday morning, a truck with a three-sided digital billboard emblazoned with the names and faces of what it is calling “Yale’s Leading Antisemites” appeared on the streets surrounding Yale’s campus.
The truck, sponsored by the conservative advocacy group Accuracy in Media as part of its multi-stop “Campus Accountability Campaign,” appeared on campus as early as 11:55 a.m. on Nov. 16, outside Atticus Bookstore Cafe on Chapel Street, and was still present as of roughly 3:05 p.m., when it was spotted near the Watson Center on Yale’s campus. The truck appeared near Pauli Murray College on Prospect Street around 3:30 p.m., and it was seen around 3:50 p.m. on Broadway.
At least six students’ names and faces rotated through the truck’s screen, making them victims of a public shaming tactic known as “doxxing,” in which an individual’s personal information is spread publicly by an unauthorized individual. Five of those six individuals are graduate students of color.
This is not the first doxxing truck to visit the Ivy League.
The truck was first seen outside Harvard University’s campus on Oct. 11. Two weeks later, a similar truck visited Columbia University in New York City and returned on Nov. 1. These public doxxing campaigns exposed mostly Black and brown people, some of whom are undocumented, Teen Vogue reported on Oct. 27 based on interviews with two Harvard students.
Also on Nov. 16, AIM’s X account proudly announced the doxxing truck’s presence, writing, “our Campus Accountability Campaign is at @Yale today to highlight the rampant antisemitism from radical ‘scholars’ on campus.”
The Tweet links to a website that encourages students to petition the University to “take a stand against the antisemites on campus who issued a statement blaming Israel for the actions of terrorists.” It is unclear to what statement the group refers.
A typo on the website claimed as of 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 that the petition will go to “Columbia’s Board of Trustees,” a sign of the organization’s hasty effort to reach multiple Ivy League campuses in a brief period of time.
This is a developing story that the News will continue to follow.