- Who is Cletus Kasady, Woody Harrelson’s character in ‘Venom 2’? Today 7:00 AM
- What is biometric data? Today 6:30 AM
- Cooking Mama’s return whips up a fresh batch of memes Tuesday 8:18 PM
- Influencer body-shames model, Photoshops photo of self to ‘prove point’ Tuesday 7:27 PM
- Boosie Badazz goes on transphobic rant about Dwyane Wade’s daughter Tuesday 6:34 PM
- Royal Family’s website accidentally links to porn instead of charity Tuesday 5:39 PM
- Republican senator spreads false conspiracy about coronavirus Tuesday 5:11 PM
- New DNA technology could help exonerate Black man serving life sentence Tuesday 4:24 PM
- ‘SNL’s’ Kenan Thompson to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Tuesday 3:58 PM
- Singer Summer Walker dragged for insensitive HIV comments Tuesday 2:39 PM
- This video of a teddy bear getting steam cleaned makes a perfect meme Tuesday 2:27 PM
- Ted Cruz goes on Twitter tirade over proposed vasectomy bill Tuesday 2:22 PM
- Billie Eilish says she’s stopped reading Instagram comments Tuesday 2:13 PM
- Christian group blames satanists for Twitter poll results Tuesday 1:41 PM
- Coronavirus has pandemic-themed video games topping charts Tuesday 12:58 PM
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.