FBI arrested the troll who sent that seizure-inducing tweet to a journalist with epilepsy

Written on:March 17, 2017
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A tweet has led to an arrest — three months after it was sent.

Back in December, Vanity Fair contributing editor and Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald shared that someone had targeted him with a strobing tweet. The flashing tweet gave the journalist a seizure. He is a known epileptic and Eichenwald believed he had been targeted for his political views.

Last night, for the second time, a deplorable aware I have epilepsy tweeted a strobe at me with the message “you deserve a seizure’ on it…

— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 16, 2016

After the harrowing Twitter experience, he posted he was taking a breather from the platform and pursuing legal action against the violent tweeter. Read more…

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