Mexican President’s Doxing Scandal Sends Ripples Through Country’s Political Landscape

A doxing scandal ignited by Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, resulted in the subsequent doxing of two presidential candidates. The president openly acknowledged that he was indifferent to potentially violating the law by instigating the controversy.

In the latest development, Lopez Obrador condemned YouTube for removing the video of his morning press briefing where the doxing incident occurred. The politician accused YouTube of censorship and authoritarianism.

As initially reported by Breitbart Texas, the matter began last week when President Lopez Obrador utilized one of his morning press conferences to criticize and intimidate the New York Times for probing into allegations of drug cartel funding in his campaigns.

In the latest development, Lopez Obrador expressed his dissatisfaction with YouTube’s decision to remove the video of his morning news conference where the doxing occurred. The politician accused YouTube of censorship and authoritarianism.

In his initial criticism, Lopez Obrador disclosed the personal cell phone number of Natalie Kitroeff from the Times, who had emailed the president’s press office with several questions.

The situation escalated with Mexican government news outlets denouncing Kitroeff and her reporting on AMLO’s campaign.

The initial doxing incident drew international criticism from organizations advocating for press freedom, especially given that Mexico is regarded as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists.

In response to a question from a Univision reporter regarding the doxing, Lopez Obrador stated that it was a deliberate act. When informed that doxing was illegal in Mexico, the president reiterated his stance, asserting that he was entitled to defend himself against defamatory accusations from critical media outlets.

Shortly thereafter, one of Lopez Obrador’s sons took to social media to disclose that his phone number had been exposed and that he had been subjected to threats.

Presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum, an advocate of Lopez Obrador, also revealed over the weekend that she had been doxed and had been receiving threats on her personal cell phone.

By Sunday, Xochitl Galvez, the presidential candidate from the opposition party, also reported that her cell phone number had been leaked.