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Notorious troll Chuck C. Johnson suspended from Twitter after threatening a prominent activist
It’s not the first time he’s done something irresponsible.
Controversy machine Chuck C. Johnson has apparently been banned from Twitter after tweeting about soliciting money for “taking out” political activist Deray McKesson.
Johnson tweeted the following, though the tweet has now been made unviewable:
McKesson rose to activist prominence on Twitter after the events of Ferguson, Mo., which raised issues all over the country about how police interact with black American citizens. Johnson has only injected chaos into an already volatile situation with his actions, even reportedly tracking down the address of Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery’s parents. Lowery also covered the events in Ferguson.
Twitter is famously terrible when it comes to responding to reports of harassment, moving very slowly or taking no actions at all.
But that does not appear to be the case today. In a bit of poetic justice, it was McKesson who made the news public in a tweet of his own.
Illustration by Max Fleishman
Dylan Love is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.