Social Media Group Tied to Elected Officials Threaten, Dox Loudoun County Residents
May 10, 2023 | Virginia
ASHBURN, Va. (7News) — Some Loudoun County residents were threatened, and one even lost his job, after a social media group allegedly worked to dox them after the residents spoke out at school board meetings, according to documents a whistleblower sent 7News.
“I was taken back when I received a phone call from the sheriff’s department – a deputy – saying I was being threatened online,” Loudoun County resident Mark Winn told 7News.
The online threats happened in a Facebook group called the “Loudoun Love Warriors.”
The “Loudoun Love Warriors” group includes campaign volunteers, supporters, and staff for several Loudoun County elected officials, 7News learned after investigating the group members’ ties.
7News obtained hundreds of messages from a whistleblower in the group who thought the conversations were going too far.
The “Loudoun Love Warriors” group includes people who appear to be associated with Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj, County Supervisor Juli Briskman, School Board Chair Ian Serotkin, school board member Brenda Sheridan, school board member Atoosa Reaser, school board member Erika Ogedegbe, school board candidate Anne Donohue, sheriff candidate Craig Buckley, and Chair Phyllis Randall. None of these elected officials personally made any threats.
Some of the people in the group are even paid by the elected official’s campaigns and work in their official offices. (Excerpt from WJLA.)