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dw712
Hi, I was recently doxed by a few people who keyword searched my Twitter and found my use of unsavory language when I was 15. I'm now in my mid-20s. Though I did not use those words with malicious intent, I of course never use them now because I recognize they can be hurtful. These people sent the tweets to my graduate school with the hope that they would rescind my admission. While the school ultimately ruled in my favor, I am now fearful of ever returning to the internet. I have a decent internet following, and I want to do what's right. I want to help promote diversity and inclusion. But now I am afraid to ever go back. I feel like they made me believe something about myself that wasn't true. Can't people change? Will I ever be able to exist in this world without being afraid that people are after me for my past mistakes?
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Cyberninja
Hi DW,

If the schooled ruled in your favour, I think you will find most rational and sane people will too.

Trying to discredit someone over something they said when they were 15 is ridiculous and will seen as just that, ridiculous.

Move on and leave this behind you, if it comes up again you can deal with it in the same way.

You have achieved a great deal in your life since you were 15, and this is what people will see, a competent, intelligent man - not a naive teenager. You have grown up, and it looks like others need to do the same!

Don't worry, you've got this.
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Jules92
Hi there.

I agree with the Ninja, you should move on with your life and not live in fear of the past.

I also think that people will have respect for what you have done with your life in the past 10 or so years. Learning from our mistakes is part of life and people tend to see others who can do this as good people - which means you. xx
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dw712

In reply to Cyberninja

Thank you so much.
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Jules92
Originally posted by dw712
Thank you so much.


You're welcome! Most of us here have been through something bad online at some point and just want to help others who are struggling. It really is an honour and a pleasure. x