An online forum that has faced accusations of promoting racism, misogyny, and defamation is under scrutiny as efforts to de-anonymize its users continue.
In July, researchers from Yale and Boston Universities disclosed their findings on linking supposedly anonymous posts on Economics Job Market Rumors (EJMR) to IP addresses spanning the past twelve years.
Researchers uncover IP addresses
Their research highlighted that the platform included individuals from academia, government, and the private sector, revealing the extent of its reach.
While the researchers did not reveal the identities of individual users, they connected posts to IP addresses at various institutions, including universities.
Recently, EJMR Exposed claimed that the forum’s administrator, known by the pseudonym Kirk, is allegedly named David Griffith-Jones.
Griffith-Jones confirmed his past involvement with EJMR but denied being the current administrator.
Despite ongoing controversies surrounding EJMR, efforts to address the platform’s harmful content and ensure accountability for its users persist, with calls for the American Economic Association to take action gaining momentum.