FBI Arrests Prolific Racist Twitter Troll ‘Ricky Vaughn’ For 2016 Election Interference

January 28, 2021 ☼ domestic-terrorismwhite-christian-nationalism

Source: HuffPost

Link: FBI Arrests Prolific Racist Twitter Troll ‘Ricky Vaughn’ For 2016 Election Interference

During the 2016 election, Mackey had tens of thousands of followers on Twitter and was able to straddle the worlds of white nationalist extremism ― he was an advocate for “global white supremacy” ― and Trump’s “Make America Great Again” movement. Mackey was so effective at spreading pro-Trump and anti-Semitic propaganda to a radicalizing Republican base that MIT Media Lab put his Twitter account on a list of top influencers on the election, ahead of NBC News and the Drudge Report.

We’re going to have to do more than this. It’s going to take an effort to establish a larger faith in democracy.