Dril tells followers not to reply to his posts on Twitter.

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Weird Twitter icon @Dril doxed

Don't worry, we don't list the name here.

Nov 18, 2017, 11:16 am*

Internet Culture

Tiffany Kelly 

Tiffany Kelly

The internet loves @dril. No one Twitter account captures the general ridiculousness of the internet. But most people didn’t know who ran the account, and that was fine. Then on Friday, people began talking about someone revealing dril’s identity and personal information, also known as doxing. The information was apparently revealed on Tumblr.

However, it’s not necessarily a new phenomenon. There are Tumblr posts several years old that claim to know who the man behind dril is (click here if you want to know), as well as tweets that confirm the name. A discussion on Reddit about dril’s identity was posted two months ago.

But it’s a Tumblr post from Thursday and corresponding reactions on Twitter made dril’s speculated identity go viral. And people are blaming Tumblr.

https://twitter.com/seungylee14/status/931591481827082240

Twitter users, especially fans of the @dril account, aren’t thrilled about the news. They don’t want to know the identity of the person who runs the account.

https://twitter.com/mr_bobloblaw/status/931602756384772096

https://twitter.com/tatebjames/status/931603793464254465

https://twitter.com/zlingman/status/931599809810538496

https://twitter.com/kept_simple/status/931599839674208257

https://twitter.com/andymoney69/status/931595226774429696

Some Twitter users offered a way to protect dril:

https://twitter.com/elinfinitoadios/status/931604660120567808

We are all dril. Isn’t that the point of the account?

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*First Published: Nov 17, 2017, 2:49 pm