Elon Musk just left an infamous neo-Nazi troll on Twitter
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- December 3, 2022
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Andrew Anglin — a notorious neo-Nazi whose anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, white supremacist hate speech and alt-right trolling were considered so dangerous that courts ordered him to pay millions of dollars to his victims — was found dead on Thursday night after revisiting Twitter hails nearly decade-long ban from social media platform.
His return is an apparent part of newly appointed Twitter owner Elon Musk’s effort to restore “free speech” to the platform, even if that means welcoming back the likes of Anglin, who have campaigned to target journalists with threatening tweets bomb.
“I deleted all the old stuff that was on this account. I will strictly follow the rules. If I get banned it’s not because of anything I said, just because I am me,” tweeted Anglin, who is best known for creating The Daily Stormer – an influential neo-Nazi website launched after a Nazi propaganda sheet is named. Twitter banned Anglin in 2013, the year he launched his website, and he is currently in hiding.
Since his reinstatement, Anglin has expressed his support for Kanye West, now Ye, with multiple tweets and a “YE24” in his bio, referring to the rap mogul’s stated intention to run for president in 2024. This comes a day later. Ye made a disturbing tirade declaring his “love” for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, claiming that the German dictator “seems like a cool guy,” and denying that Hitler was responsible for the slaughter of 6 million had overseen Jews and others in the Holocaust. Musk has since suspended the rapper from Twitter, saying that Ye, who tweeted an image of a swastika in the Star of David, violated the platform’s rules against inciting violence.
“To say you love Hitler isn’t even a big deal. Nobody cares. The man died 80 years ago.”
– Andrew Anglin back on Twitter on his first day
On his first full day on Twitter, Anglin said the reaction to Ye’s comments was overblown.
“To say you love Hitler isn’t even a big deal. Nobody cares. The man died 80 years ago,” he tweeted.
It’s a confusing attitude from a man who obviously cares about Hitler, whether he admits it or not. Many of his comments over the years sound like they’re straight out of the notorious dictator’s playbook, who wrote in 2016 that the goal of the alt-right movement is to “racially cleanse white nations of non-whites and create authoritarian government.” to build. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated.”
Some of the headlines Anglin published on his website that helped fuel the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia are “All the Intelligent People in History Didn’t Like Jews” and “Adolf Hitler: The Most Lie.” man of all times”. .”
In 2016, he urged his followers to unleash a “troll storm” against real estate agent Tanya Gersh, her husband and their 12-year-old son, accusing them of trying to evict the mother of white nationalist Richard Spencer from Whitefish, Montana. A judge ruled in 2019 that he should pay her $14 million in damages. However, Anglin has refused to appear in court and his whereabouts are unknown. A judge issued an arrest warrant for him last month for refusing to comply with a court order.
In another 2019 ruling, a judge ordered Anglin and others behind The Daily Stormer to pay a black American University student $725,000 in damages for launching a racist, sexist trolling campaign against her.
Some of Anglin’s most blatant calls for violence have focused on women.
“Look, I hate women. I think they deserve to be beaten, raped and locked in cages,” he said in 2018. On another occasion, he wrote, “Women crave men who call them stupid and claim they shouldn’t have rights. They also crave to be bound, beaten and raped.”
Taking to his newly created Twitter account on Friday, Anglin complained that he had been the victim of “mass spamming” – the very thing that landed him in court – and that his previous comments were misconstrued jokes.
“You people have gone completely off the rails, flooding me with death threats and claiming I deserve to be murdered because you unlovingly interpreted jokes I made years ago,” he wrote.