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Attack on Academia, Part 4: Interview with Melissa Zimdars

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Attack on Academia, Part 4: Interview with Melissa Zimdars

By Sarita Farnelli

In November 2016, facing Donald Trump’s impending election, Zimdars created a document to help her students practice analyzing the credibility of various websites claiming to share news. After the list went viral, Zimdars was doxxed by alt-right activists, and quickly received a series of threats. At one point, campus security had to be posted outside her office door. 

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