Twitter users are having a field day today upon learning the social media giant has permanently suspended – aka, banned – the account of notorious far right wing conspiracy theorist, fraudster, and overall lying, Trump-loving troll Jacob Wohl.
Wohl, just 21-years old, had managed to do what others dream: become popular on social media, but by doing whatever it takes. He had 186,000 followers on Twitter.
USA Today had the unique opportunity to report on the ban, just hours after it interviewed Wohl, running a story titled, “This 21-year-old tweeted lies about Robert Mueller and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, he’s eyeing the 2020 election.”
“Wohl’s most prominent gambit was also his most disastrous: an apparent sloppy attempt to accuse Trump’s nemesis special counsel Robert Mueller of sexual misconduct days before the midterm elections in November. His actions were referred to the FBI for potential criminal investigation,” the paper notes.
The story includes a January 22 tweet from Wohl, which went viral, because of conservatives’ confirmation bias: basically, they are more likely to believe what’s on the internet than are liberals.
“Kamala Harris is NOT eligible to be President. Her father arrived from Jamaica in 1961—mother from India arrived in 1960,” Wohl tweeted. “Neither parent was a legal resident for 5 years prior to Harris’s birth, a requirement for naturalization,” he added.
“Kamala was raised in Canada,” he claimed.
Literally not a word of it was true, but, as USA Today noted, it got so much attention CNN covered it as a story.
“Wohl has claimed, without evidence, that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is secretly dead or in a vegetative state and that pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and media outlets were a left-wing ‘false flag’ operation,” USA Today reports.
Even former US Senator Claire McCaskill weighed in, before the ban was announced:
Chilling malevolent stuff. Downright evil. And he’s proud of it. Wonder if his parents are proud. If the answer is yes, that’s part of the problem. Jacob Wohl spread lies about Mueller, RBG. The 2020 election is next https://t.co/3BY9Awk7DN
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) February 26, 2019
And now, he has had his Twitter account banned, reportedly for “multiple violations of the Twitter rules, specifically creating and operating fake accounts,” according to Mother Jones’ Ali Breland.
Perhaps it was this portion of the USA Today article that forced Twitter to actually take action – something users accuse the nearly 13-year old company of loathing to do:
Wohl disclosed a raft of schemes he says are in the works that he hopes will resonate in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
He says he plans to create “enormous left-wing online properties” – such as deceptive Facebook and Twitter accounts – “and use those to steer the left-wing votes in the primaries to what we feel are weaker candidates compared with Trump.” It’s a plot similar to what Mueller has charged in indictments that the Russians crafted in an effort to boost the 2016 campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein and hobble Hillary Clinton.
Another stated scheme: seeking to collect damaging information on left-leaning non-profits including Media Matters for America, the Southern Poverty Law Center and Right Wing Watch by offering their insiders “moral reconciliation,” and if that doesn’t work, “things of worth” – such as money.
Or perhaps those stated plans themselves are a ruse to fool the mainstream media, which he calls a “band of lying goblins.”
Wohl stressed that the accuracy of the information he spreads is “not the important part.” All that matters is how far those claims travel, and how many people believe them.
Here’s how many are responding – or celebrating – on Twitter:
jacob wohl getting twitter suspended for things he volunteered to usa today pic.twitter.com/sOjyhe1ouj
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) February 26, 2019
rip jacob wohl’s twitter, you will not be missed
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) February 26, 2019
when you hear that jacob wohl has been suspended from twitter pic.twitter.com/rr46D3Cxa1
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 26, 2019
If Surefire nitwits like Jacob Wohl are OPENLY admitting their intent to spread misinformation in order to mess with elections, shouldn’t they be IMMEDIATELY banned?
ALSO: if trump is so “great,” why the need to spend so much time/energy on dirty tricks to re-elect him?🤔 https://t.co/7fMtcK9Zga
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 26, 2019
Jacob Wohl is the villain in a movie who reveals his super-secret plan in a monologue in time for someone to stop him. https://t.co/0MrxtWFFNz
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) February 26, 2019
BREAKING: Professional troll Jacob Wohl’s twitter account was just suspended.
I, for one, will miss being on the front page of Reddit r/MurderedByWords pic.twitter.com/V9tJm9NhOL
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) February 26, 2019
•Received lifetime ban from trading stocks at 18
•Received lifetime ban from Twitter at 21
An accomplished young man
— Evan Siegfried (@evansiegfried) February 26, 2019
first they came for Jacob Wohl and I did not speak out— because seriously, fuck that guy
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 26, 2019
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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Friday offered her analysis after a bombshell new report by The New York Times detailing former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
“On December 27, 2020 — just 11 days before his supporters would storm the U.S. Capitol with the stated goal of hanging Mike Pence and disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s win, Donald Trump engaged in an insurrection of his own, calling the acting attorney general of the United States and directing him to declare the election corrupt and then, ‘leave the rest to me,'” Wallace reported.
She then went over DOJ officials’ notes in which the document how Trump asked them to declare the 2020 election “corrupt” as a pretext for staying in power.
“The notes pointing to Trump’s perceived coup accomplices are now in the hands of those members’ peers in the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn his defeat,” she explained. “The notes also illuminate a well worn theme of the Trump presidency, the ex-president’s imperviousness to facts.”
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“In his retelling, Ashli Babbitt—who was shot and killed trying to enter the House chamber on Jan. 6—wasn’t so much a rioter as she was an ‘innocent, wonderful, incredible woman.’ And, in Trump’s mind, some of the police officers who defended the Capitol that day aren’t the real heroes, calling them liberal ‘p*ssies’ who loathe MAGA, and outliers within a broadly pro-Trump law enforcement community,” The Beast reported.
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“Trump has also maintained that these men seem ‘broke[n]’ by the events of Jan. 6, and that they do not have the supposed toughness or character of the law enforcement officers who, on the whole nationally, still widely support Trump and his policies,” The Beast reported. “According to these two people, and another source with knowledge of the matter, the twice-impeached former president has also alleged that these particular police officers are letting themselves be used as pawns by anti-Trump Democrats, like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), or simply despise Trump and are Democrats themselves.”
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The Attending Physician of the United States Congress, following updated CDC guidance this week ordered anyone on the House side of the Capitol to wear a mask if in a group, regardless of vaccination status, but did not make the same order for the Senate side.
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Among those in the maskless pack making their way to the Senate side were Reps. Madison Cawthorn, Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Chip Roy.
Roll Call’s Chris Cioffi and The Hill’s Scott Wong posted video:
NOW: large maskless group of House GOP members has just crossed onto the Senate side and asked to enter the Senate Chamber. pic.twitter.com/gfmEAQMWbj
— Chris Cioffi (@ReporterCioffi) July 29, 2021
House Republicans are protesting the mask mandate by walking to the Senate, where masks are not mandated by Capitol physician pic.twitter.com/sFD6AVnbr3
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) July 29, 2021
GOP Massie: says the House GOP members are over here “for a taste of freedom.”
“You don’t have to wear a mask on the Senate side.”
Massie said they have the same attending physician, but he’s given different directives to each chamber.
Here’s video of them asking to enter. pic.twitter.com/A79S38d9UE
— Chris Cioffi (@ReporterCioffi) July 29, 2021
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