The Washington Post came out in support of its internet culture beat reporter Taylor Lorenz after she came under fire on social media
for allegedly “doxxing” the woman behind the controversial Twitter account “Libs of TikTok.”
“Taylor Lorenz is a diligent and accomplished journalist whose reporting methods
comport entirely with the Washington Post’s professional standards,”
the Post’s senior managing editor Cameron Barr said in a statement.
“Chaya Raichik, in her management of the Libs of TikTok Twitter account and in media interviews,
has had significant impact on public discourse and her identity had become public knowledge on social media.”
Barr added: “We did not publish or link to any details about her personal life.”
Supporters of Raichik claimed that the Post’s statement was inaccurate as the initial story published by Lorenz
Taylor Lorenz over doxxing of Libs
contained a link to the woman’s work address and other work details.