Jacob Wohl Banned by Twitter for ‘Operating Fake Accounts’

The political conspiracy theorist told USA Today on Tuesday he planned to create fake accounts to “steer” left-wing votes

Last Updated: February 26, 2019 @ 3:03 PM

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl was permanently suspended by Twitter on Tuesday for creating bogus accounts.

“The account was suspended for multiple violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically creating and operating fake accounts,” a Twitter spokesperson told TheWrap.

Wohl routinely used his Twitter account, which had about 186,000 followers before it was banned, to spread conspiracy theories, including one that said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was secretly dead. His vocal support for Donald Trump sometimes caught the president’s attention, with the president retweeting him on multiple occasions.

His ban comes hours after USA Today ran a feature where Wohl said he plans to create “enormous left-wing online properties” on Facebook and Twitter to “steer the left-wing votes” in the 2020 primaries  “to what we feel are weaker candidates compared with Trump.”

Among the accounts was “@Women_4_Schultz,” which purported to be an account in support of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, whose candidacy some conservatives believe could split left-leaning voters.

Wohl did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Wohl, a self-styled “political and corporate intel consultant,”  infamously took part in a lengthy spectacle aimed to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller with an unfounded #MeToo accusation late last year.

Wohl’s scheme depended on convincing 34-year-old Carolyne Cass to accuse Mueller of sexual assault, but the plan disintegrated when she failed to show up for a press conference Wohl had set up.

Cass, in USA Today on Tuesday, said she had been tricked into participating. The plan is currently under investigation by the FBI.

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