Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 5:54 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump and a longtime Republican operative, posted an image that depicted himself and other Trump allies wearing space suits with swastika patches on Monday, before deleting the picture after outcry on social media. The image appears to have been originally deployed as an anti-Trump meme on social media sites and websites such as 4chan and Reddit that surfaced after Vice President Mike Pence touted the proposal for a sixth branch of the military at a news conference last week. It shows Stone, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Pence, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Fox News host Sean Hannity and President Trump in space suits with the Nazi symbol appropriated into an insignia for the space force on the front of their outfits. A magnified image of the swastika patch also appears in the photo's upper right … [Read more...] about Roger Stone posts then deletes Nazi Space Force meme. He says he didn’t notice the swastikas.
John Edgar Rust was arrested Wednesday for threatening to kill black students at Howard University, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.It all started with a threat on 4chan, a website and discussion forum where users can post anonymously. The FBI probable cause affidavit said the agency got a tip from a Washington D.C. resident on Nov. 11, 2015 about those threats.In the threatening post, written that same day, the anonymous user ranted about black people. They wrote, “I mean we might as well just bend over and let the niggers fuck us right in the ass.” The writer later said: Any niggers left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate niggers who try to get out using the metro will regret that choice real fast. Sure, the po po will take me down, but I’ll go out a hero knowing I made the world better.The message wrapped up with the line, “After all, it’s … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Not Murder if They’re Black’: Man Arrested for Racist Threats Against College Students
Joel Vangheluwe and his family are planning to take legal action.The incorrect reports about Vangheluwe had been circulating the internet on 4chan and Twitter, but right-leaning outlets such as GotNews.com then picked up the story, reporting it as fact before ultimately taking it down, CNNMoney reported. Vangheluwe is reportedly a critic of President Donald Trump, and the reports about him apparently hoped to show that the Charlottesville attacker was not a white nationalist after all.The site based their report on the license plate of the car, which they traced to Vangheluwe’s father Jerome. A reported Facebook search led them to believe that Joel then had possession of the car. But none of this took into account that the Vangheluwe family sold the car years ago.The real suspect has since been identified as James Alex Fields Jr. GotNews retracted their story soon after publishing it.But the damage had already been done, even before the GotNews article … [Read more...] about Man Falsely ID’D as Deadly Charlottesville Driver Plans Legal Action After Harassment
Hackers have obtained e-mails from a U.K. law firm that sues people suspected of illegal file-sharing, according to reports on legal technology blogs. The messages have been posted on the Pirate Bay website and other file-sharing networks, where they have been downloaded and dissected in online reports.E-mails hacked from the firm ACS:Law revealed everything from the firm owner’s penchant for high-priced sports cars to angry missives sent to his former wife to personal information of defendants sued by the firm, according to stories by TorrentFreak, the Register and ISPreview. Now the firm that pursued tens of thousands of illegal downloaders may find itself a defendant in a privacy lawsuit faulting the firm for inadvertently exposing the data to hackers.The group Anonymous, which originated and organizes at the website 4chan.org, targeted ACS:Law, attacking its site and recovering the e-mail that was exposed as the firm tried to re-establish its Web presence.TorrentFreak posted … [Read more...] about Hackers Post Law Firm E-Mail, Exposing Defendant Data, Lawyer’s ‘Lambo’ Tastes
World Before running a rented van into pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, 25-year-old suspect Alek Minassian posted to social media praising a mass murderer and citing an "Incel Rebellion." Ten people were killed and numerous pedestrians were injured before Minassian was taken into custody. During a Tuesday press conference, Toronto police said Minassian posted a "cryptic message" on Facebook minutes before he drove into pedestrians around 1:30 p.m. local time. “Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please,” Minassian wrote in the now-deleted post, which was screenshotted by news outlets. “C23249161. The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys! All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!” Rodger, 22, killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014 before killing himself. Ahead of the attack, Rodger … [Read more...] about Toronto Van Suspect Praised Mass Murderer, Cited ‘Incel Rebellion’ on Facebook Before Plowing into Pedestrians