KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — The tables have turned on a woman shown abusing an elderly man in a road rage incident captured on video, with Internet users now doxing her to deliver a dose of her own medicine.
Using the registration number of her Peugeot 208, which was visible during portions of the video in which she is seen hitting the man’s car with a steering lock, screaming to demand payment and hurling insults, resourceful Internet users have since identified the woman through her social media accounts.
From there, they have lifted photographs of the woman and turned these into memes caricaturing portions of the incident, particularly her attempts to demand RM2,000 from the elderly Chinese man, and spread these across the Internet.
Others have also managed to ferret out her telephone number and her workplace information, publishing these online for all to see.
The new information has led to targeted criticism against the woman, with even the website of her office coming under attack from Malaysians who took issue with her road rage incident.
The road rage episode went viral among Malaysians online after it was uploaded to YouTube yesterday.
In the 2.33-minute clip, the Malay woman is shown smashing away at the elderly man’s car following a fender bender and demanding RM2,000 for the accident.
Frustrated that the man would not pay her on the spot, she then abused him racially.
“You think you are Chinese, you are better than us! You are very stupid!” she shouts, before accusing him of intentionally crashing into her car.
The woman later shifts her Peugeot forward to examine the damage, before getting in her car and explaining to passers-by that her response was because “Dia Cina (He is Chinese)”.
It is unclear what the outcome was, as the video ends shortly after.
Twitter users have since reacted with abhorrence to the woman’s behaviour, calling her aggressive and racist response disgraceful, disgusting, shameful, and stupid, among others.
Doxing, or document tracing, is the online practice of hunting down an individual’s identifying details and publishing them on the Internet.