USA Today reports:
Twitter announced that it is permanently suspending Jacob Wohl, a 21-year-old Internet hoaxer and supporter of President Donald Trump, following the publication of a USA TODAY article in which he boasted of using the social media platform to spread lies and disinformation.
In the article published Tuesday morning, Wohl disclosed what he claimed were his plans to create “enormous left-wing properties” including Facebook and Twitter accounts before the 2020 presidential election in order “to steer the left-wing votes in the primaries to what we feel are weaker candidates compared with Trump.”
In announcing the suspension Tuesday afternoon, Twitter said in a statement: “The account was suspended for multiple violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically creating and operating fake accounts.”
Apparently Wohl, who has a history of creating fake accounts on other social platforms, did so on Twitter. Those fake accounts were easily linked/traceable to his main account.
— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) February 26, 2019
if you go to Jacob Wohl’s page now, you get his mom’s voicemail
— maura quint (@behindyourback) February 26, 2019
Jacob Wohl bragged to USA Today that he was going to put together sock puppet accounts to manipulate the conversation and was promptly banned from Twitter. pic.twitter.com/tPciiVvLrS
— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) February 26, 2019
Twitter has suspended @JacobAWohl
— ✌🏻Jack Posobiec✌🏻 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 26, 2019
Jacob Wohl has been permanently banned. pic.twitter.com/UTViZ4OhGS
— Mike Cernovich | 📽 (@Cernovich) February 26, 2019
Jacob Wohl's account being suspended now makes proactive sense because you are not generally allowed to use one in a federal prison.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) February 26, 2019