In a personal vendetta against some Twitter users (by outing and labelling them as anti-gay bigots) Adam Goldenberg stepped over the line by bullying, harassing and trying to damage their jobs and businesses:
I’ve blacked-out the personal info believing that enough harm has been done to these people by Goldenberg and his pack of new-age Liberal McCarthyites and I encourage them to file a complaint with the CBC and the CBC Ombudsman based on the policies set by the CBC:
Personal use of social media:
– We maintain professional decorum and do nothing that can bring the Corporation into disrepute.
– In our personal social media activity, we are mindful of our professional association with CBC.
– Policy 2.2.15 Anti-Discrimination and Harassment: CBC/Radio-Canada will not tolerate any behaviour, including from independent contractors and other individuals with whom CBC/Radio-Canada does business
Also related: See yesterday’s post where the VP of the polling company Environics called Conservatives anti-gay bigots here
Update: Goldenberg has now had a complaint filed against him with Yale Security.
It stems from a back-and-forth between Goldenberg and another person on Twitter who made the comment that he was ‘grateful Goldenberg was at least leaving kids out of it’ when Goldenberg responded with these two tweets:
The person took it as Goldenberg taunting his kids by saying they have nice eyes and that he sees the family through their house window.
Not only did he file a complaint with Yale, he also emailed Goldenberg asking for an apology.
I received permission to post this and asked to be kept informed – will update when more information comes along.
Update: Now, that didn’t take long did it? Goldenberg has now just sent an email expressing his “regret”.
Update: Goldenberg has now posted a column about outing people on the internet but omits mentioning his own vile behaviour (see here)