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Alleged Epilepsy-Triggering Troll Arrested by the FBI

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-03-18 08:17:17
Digital Liberty

Three months after a journalist reported being attacked by a troll [soylentnews.org] who posted a seizure-inducing image on Twitter, a suspect has been arrested [thehill.com]:

A man accused of triggering an epileptic seizure of senior Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald through a tweet was arrested by the FBI on Friday morning. An FBI spokesman said the name of the suspect has not been released but confirmed that an arrest was made, Dallas News [dallasnews.com] reported.

The arrest comes three months after Eichenwald said he suffered a seizure after someone sent him a video clip of a flashing strobe light in an intentional effort to trigger his epilepsy. A Twitter account called @jew_goldstein — which has since been suspended — responded to Eichenwald with a gif of flashing strobe lights and a message: "You deserve a seizure for that post." Shortly after, Eichenwald's account tweeted: "This is his wife, you caused a seizure. I have your information and have called the police to report the assault."


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