One American News Network (OANN) correspondent Jack Posobiec reached one million Twitter followers over Labor Day weekend. He has repeatedly used the website to promote hate and disinformation and is currently promoting unsubstantiated and potentially inflammatory claims suggesting that Democrats are plotting to steal the 2020 election from President Trump. Hatewatch submitted to Twitter evidence we accrued during our investigation into Posobiec’s ties to the white supremacist movement. A significant amount of Hatewatch’s findings relate to Posobiec’s prodigious use of that website. Twitter has not released a statement in response to Hatewatch’s investigation into Posobiec and replied by email to say that tweets of his appearing to endorse white vigilantism and hyping an unsubstantiated story about a bomb scare did not violate their terms of service. Posobiec, who claimed to call the FBI on Hatewatch after we reached out for a comment about this series in April, has not requested a correction for anything reported in our series, nor has he denied any specific facts published in it. Instead, Posobiec gave an interview to the pro-Trump website Townhall titled “Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Taking Things Out of Context Again?” In that interview, Posobiec denied being an antisemite, without addressing specific findings of our investigation, such as the fact that he collaborated with neo-Nazis, made public references to the so-called 1488 meme and targeted Jewish journalists with antisemitic hate.

via splcenter: Neo-Nazi Collaborator Jack Posobiec Crosses One Million Twitter Followers

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