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Journalist Knows Identity of Twitter Troll Who Caused Seizure

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 08:21 PM

Journalist Kurt Eichenwald said he knows the identity of the Twitter troll who sent him a flashing strobe-light tweet that triggered a seizure.

The GIF of flashing lights contained the words "you deserve a seizure" from an account called "@jew_goldstein," Eichenwald, a senior writer for Newsweek and contributing editor for Vanity Fair, said of the December message, announcing he planned to press charges.

Eichenwald's lawyers Tuesday, however, filed a "a notice of nonsuit," withdrawing the request for identifying information about the tweeter because they already know his name, Vocativ reported.

The motion did not say how they obtained it or what they would do with the information, Vocativ reported.

Eichenwald's tweet Wednesday indicated, at least, the troller is a man.

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