The S**t Account tournament returns to crown 2016’s worst Twitter user

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Illustration by Jason Reed

The s**t is about to hit the fans.

There are a lot of truly bad accounts on Twitter, but only one can be the very worst. 

For the past two years, the Shit Account tournament has determined the most odious tweeter alive. On Dec. 1, it’s back for a third go-round in a year where Twitter was arguably the shittiest it’s ever been.

The tournament is run in a March Madness-like bracket format, with Shit Account’s anonymous committee picking and seeding 68 contenders. Public voting determines who advances in each round—last year, the final few groups were called the shitty 16, the excrement eight, and the fuccboi four.

The two past winners of the tournament are conservative blogger Chuck Johnson (who was later permanently banned from Twitter for his abusive behavior) and painfully unfunny parody account the Tweet of God (which mercifully stopped tweeting in February of this year). The other infamous person serving a lifetime Twitter ban, Breitbart writer and Gamergate figurehead Milo Yiannopoulous, was disqualified from last year’s tournament after allegedly stuffing the ballot box for himself.

So, who does that leave to contend for the inglorious title of Shittiest Account? The bracket and seedings won’t be released until Dec. 1, but Shit Account posted a teaser video with some hints.

From the political center-left, Jeopardy! champ turned confused-woke-man Arthur Chu features prominently, as does feminist blogger and Hillary Clinton fanfic author Sady Doyle. On the right, we see alleged comedian Steven Crowder, conservative commentator Joe “Grab Your Muskets” Walsh, Dilbert guy Scott Adams, and alt-right talking egg Matt Forney. 

This year has been an abundant bounty of bad tweets, and Shit Account could be the release valve we all need before we keep reading this garbage for another year. What else can we do? It’s not like we’re going to stop drinking the poison.

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