The article “This comedian’s webseries takes baring it all to new heights” has been removed and de-indexed from Google to protect the identity of the stripper and comedian at its center six years after publication. A panel of editors investigated and concluded that the article met newsroom standards for removal. The Daily Dot has retained an archived copy of the story for its records.
The Daily Dot is committed to transparency and the “do no harm” principles of ethical journalism, especially when reporting on marginalized communities, including but not limited to people of color, survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, and sex workers. The Daily Dot’s reporting aligns with the belief that sex work is work and the acknowledgment that systemic oppression causes sex workers to face stigma and discrimination.