BuzzFeed was criticized for revealing the identity of the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club

BuzzFeed journalist Katie Notopoulos and the publication itself have been criticized for revealing the identities of two of the four founders of the NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club.
BuzzFeed was criticized for revealing the identity of the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club

BuzzFeed correspondent Katie Notopoulos has revealed the identities of two of the founders of the NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club under the aliases Gordon Goner and Gargamel, two Florida residents Greg Solano and Wiley Aronow. The journalist researched publicly available information about Yuga Labs, the company that created the collection. Informatio​n from site cryptodefix.com. The information led to Solano and Aronow. The CEO of Yuga Labs, Nicole Munir, confirmed the information.

As a result of the incident, the founders called it doxing, an invasion of privacy by disclosing personal data without their consent. The public reaction was harsher - the article was considered a senseless invasion of privacy.

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