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Twitter Suspends Conservative Activist

Twitter Suspends Conservative Activist
Jacob Wohl, an internet political activist and supporter of President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference last November. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:58 PM

Twitter permanently suspended conservative activist Jacob Wohl, a 21-year-old who attempted a smear campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller, for creating several fake accounts on the social media platform, NBC News reported.

This comes a day after a report by USA Today in which Wohl announced his intentions to set up various fake profiles on Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to manipulate the 2020 presidential elections. In the report, USA Today quoted Wohl stating he planned to create "enormous left-wing online properties. . . and use those to steer the left-wing votes in the primaries to what we feel are weaker candidates compared with Trump."

However, according to an unnamed source, Wohl was already operating a handful of false Twitter profiles, NBC News noted. He posed as a supporter of presidential hopeful Howard Schultz under @Women_4_Schultz and also operated other banned Twitter accounts.

In a statement to NBC News, Twitter confirmed that Wohl's "account was suspended for multiple violations of Twitter rules, specifically creating and operating fake accounts."

Wohl responded to the ban in an interview with The Washington Times, claiming that he "knew this day would come" and that it was only a question of when. He further admitted to operating four Twitter accounts including @women_4_shultz, which he insisted to NBC News was "not a fake account.

"I was tweeting about women’s issues that Schultz happens to be good on," he said.

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Twitter permanently suspended conservative activist Jacob Wohl, a 21-year-old who attempted a smear campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller, for creating several fake accounts on the social media platform, NBC News reported.
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