Lin Wood, who came to infamy for trying to overturn the 2020 election results in the name of Donald Trump, decided to dox his own child last weekend for an unclear reason.
Wood made a post on the messenger app, Telegram, gave out the email address of his son, to whom he does not speak, with a bizarre request:
"If your heart moves you to write and express your stories of feelings of faith with him, perhaps it would help awaken him to the world outside Austin. I think he would benefit from the loving words from followers of Jesus Christ. Not a request to write him, but only a request to follow your heart."
Did Lin Wood just dox his own son?? https://t.co/FdH4Y3Tan1— Melissa Jo Peltier (@Melissa Jo Peltier) 1612056670.0
@parlertakes His son should turn around and do the exact same thing to him. Also, Lin Wood belongs in a padded cell.— LisaLB (@LisaLB) 1612048448.0
@parlertakes It sounds like his son wants nothing to do with him-because he’s lost his damn mind. So instead of r… https://t.co/DIFHJkI7ob— MsT_CO (@MsT_CO) 1612072611.0
Lin Wood, ladies & gentlemen. A genuine, dyed-in-the-wool, 100%, 24K, piece of monkey excrement, who - as a failed… https://t.co/pjUOb3DI6I— Sherlock Holmes esq. (@Sherlock Holmes esq.) 1612216728.0
Lin Wood basically just sent his mob after his own son. Who tf does that??? https://t.co/Lf1kh1lj5V— Tia LilyFire (@Tia LilyFire) 1612044475.0
The content of Wood's Telegram channel seems to suggest that he attracts a far-right, conspiracy-laden crowd; he routinely posts conspiracy theories in line with the far-right QAnon conspiracy, as well as platitudes about "surviving" the aftermath of the 2020 election, which he still claims was stolen from Trump.
Lin Wood is actually asking people to harass his son. Dude, he has internet. I promise he has a general notion of w… https://t.co/D20jKu3p1g— Steph Bazzle (make racism socially unacceptable) (@Steph Bazzle (make racism socially unacceptable)) 1612045022.0
@parlertakes Live footage of Lin Wood reaching out to his son: https://t.co/IXKdJ00kZp— Jorge A. Caballero, MD (@Jorge A. Caballero, MD) 1612072381.0
@parlertakes https://t.co/k882hg2VEB— Porx (@Porx) 1612110647.0
@parlertakes https://t.co/V7RuWnRkAo— Just a girl (@Just a girl) 1612052149.0
Wood then posted a follow-up message, with a "woe-is-me" tone, saying he may have been "wrong" in posting the email of his son, but that he does not regret it.
"Maybe I should not have mentioned my son, Matt, along with the request that you consider writing him a note of love and faith...so now I am accused of doxxing my own son. I intended no such thing. I love him. I would never do anything to hurt him."
"I took the chance. I do not regret it. One cannot be motivated by the fear of failure. How many experiences would we have missed if we did not take risks?"
Lin Wood is now stating that he may have been wrong in publicly revealing his son's email address on Telegram. Howe… https://t.co/dU6xSi7xJJ— Parlertakes🇺🇸 (@Parlertakes🇺🇸) 1612072232.0
https://t.co/ppvd3AAacl— Parlertakes🇺🇸 (@Parlertakes🇺🇸) 1612072263.0
@parlertakes https://t.co/9bWOLSou5i— Publius👹 (@Publius👹) 1612073047.0
@parlertakes https://t.co/uUg0tyCc7Z— Canadian_Meidas🇨🇦🏳️🌈 (@Canadian_Meidas🇨🇦🏳️🌈) 1612103661.0
@parlertakes https://t.co/NkWoDq20ls— 𝓙𝓾𝓷𝓲𝓪 𝓡𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓼. (@𝓙𝓾𝓷𝓲𝓪 𝓡𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓼.) 1612113040.0
@parlertakes I hope his son returns the favor. I’m sure a lot of people would like to send Lin a few words of encouragement, or something.— Jimi Inc. (@Jimi Inc.) 1612072785.0
@parlertakes "I may have been wrong but I wasn't wrong!" - Lin Wood, who assures us he's of sound mind.— Grae Hall (@Grae Hall) 1612072278.0
Wood set up his son to be harassed by a mob by posting his email address on a public forum.
Telegram is Lin's only platform, as his Twitter was suspended for spreading lies meant to incite violence surrounding the 2020 election. Wood also faces disbarment from the Georgia State Bar Association if he cannot pass a mental health exam.
Hopefully Wood's son escaped from this ordeal relatively un-harassed.