‘Doxxing Truck” Founder Says his Campaign to Expose Anti-Semites May Continue For Years
Edited by: Fern Sidman
In a bold and controversial move, the president of Accuracy in Media, Adam Guillette, has spearheaded an initiative targeting anti-Semitic students on college campuses. As was reported in the New York Post, the campaign involves the deployment of video screen-equipped trucks, dubbed the “doxxing trucks,” which display the names and faces of approximately 150 students accused of engaging in anti-Semitic behavior.
Guillette asserted that the intention behind this effort is to ensure that the anti-Semitic records of these students do not fade away once they graduate. “We don’t think that your anti-Semitic record should die when you graduate,” he stated, emphasizing the importance of setting an example and holding individuals accountable for their actions, the Post reported.
Contrary to the provocative moniker, Guillette contends that the trucks are not engaging in doxxing, as they refrain from disclosing sensitive personal information such as addresses or phone numbers of the targeted students, as was noted in the Post report. However, the trucks have been observed parking outside the homes of these students, blurring the line between exposure and intimidation.
One potential escalation of the campaign that Guillette hinted at is extending the trucks’ reach to the employers who hire these students in the future. “There’s no statute of limitations on racism and antisemitism,” Guillette remarked, underscoring his commitment to a sustained effort against what he perceives as a growing issue, according to the Post report.
Guillette attributes the highly significant surge in anti-Semitism among young people to Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) bureaucracies that have become pervasive in educational and cultural institutions over the past decade, the report in the Post suggested. According to him, the emphasis on DEI in K-12 education has directly contributed to the substantial increase in anti-Semitic sentiments.
This controversial initiative is not the first appearance of the so-called doxxing trucks. As was reported by the Post, they were initially deployed in 2021 to protest former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy award, which he later lost due to the controversy surrounding his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Guillette’s efforts have garnered attention, they have also faced fierce pushback. During a ride-along with one of the trucks outside Hunter College, where an anti-Israel rally took place, students responded with insults and obscene gestures, the Post report said. Some even took photographs of the truck’s license plate, all while attempting to conceal their identities by wearing masks.
The Guillette doxxing trucks campaign has also taken a legal turn as a Columbia University student filed a lawsuit, claiming “pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish” due to their appearance on the trucks, the Post reported.
Guillette, however, remained adamant that the campaign operates within legal boundaries and does not engage in defamation. “We never defame anybody, we always act entirely within the law and always will,” he affirmed, according to the Post report. Despite this, the response to Guillette’s initiative has not been limited to legal action.
Guilette recounted instances of physical altercations, revealing that he was once spray-painted at Harvard, and an individual even threw a brick at one of the trucks. The Post report also said that in response to such incidents, Guillette and the trucks now have their own security detail, underscoring the intensity of the reactions provoked by this controversial campaign.
The backlash extends beyond the physical realm, as Guillette disclosed a disturbing practice known as “swatting.” The report in the Post said that in less than a month, pranksters reportedly called the local police eight times, providing false tips that triggered SWAT team responses to Guillette’s home. Swatting is an illegal and dangerous prank where false information is provided to law enforcement, potentially putting lives at risk, the report added.
Guillette described the gravity of the situation, emphasizing that such incidents could lead to serious consequences, including injury or death. He narrated an incident where heavily armed officers stormed his home, highlighting the potential danger associated with swatting, according to the Post report. Guillette expressed concern about the misuse of law enforcement resources and the potential harm inflicted on unsuspecting individuals.
Despite the serious nature of these threats, Guillette shared a lighter side to his interactions with law enforcement. The Post reported that he recounted a false claim of a hostage situation at his home, responding humorously to the dispatcher by saying, “Don’t pay the ransom,” resulting in laughter. This anecdote, while lighthearted, underscores the bizarre and challenging circumstances surrounding Guillette’s campaign to expose anti-Semites.