reakoIs that even legal? That would be brought up as harassment in court correct?
it's kinda on the fence I think but I think its technically legal
like obviously it's pretty far over the line to basically make an article calling some guy a racist over some reddit comments since it paints a huge target on his back. but technically theres no law about reporters naming names if they aren't making shit up, and thet did dig through his post history and find racist comments (regardless of whether or not hes just shitposting they can portray it as serous as they want).
the comment about reserving the right to give out his identity is where any legal issue can come up since it might be blackmailing or harassment. since the primary intent seems to just be to shame him after the dispute is (supposedly) settled, and there are obviously huge consequences for a news org to name you as a racist to the entire country. but idk im not a lawyer so maybe its legal.
regardless it's still ridiculously petty and unwarranted for them to be focusing on the guy who made the meme in the first place.