These QAnon conspiracy theorists are such reasonable people, aren’t they?
Courtesy of the Daily Beast:
A YouTuber who racked up hundreds of thousands of views pushing extreme conspiracy theories like QAnon, Pizzagate, and Flat Eartherism was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to massacre YouTube employees.
William Douglas, 35, was charged with cyberstalking and making threats after he was cuffed last Thursday by the FBI. The feds traced a series of death threats he made via social media back to his rural Oregon home, according to a criminal complaint. The threats came from a series of social media profiles where he ranted about fringe-right conspiracy theories and claimed YouTube was censoring him. In a still-live tweet from August, Douglas promoted a video promoting Nasim Aghdam, a YouTuber who opened fire on the company’s headquarters in April over the belief that her videos weren’t getting enough views.
In hundreds of videos, totaling hundreds of thousands of views, Douglas ranted about the New World Order, reptilians, government mind control, and Flat Earth theory. Recent videos also focused on right-wing conspiracies including QAnon, a ridiculous theory that falsely claims President Donald Trump is not actually under investigation, but that he is, in fact, investigating virtually every prominent Democrat and Hollywood figure for Satanic child sex-trafficking.
He even named his WiFi network after a related conspiracy theory.
The blog Contemptor previously noted that shortly into one of his QAnon videos, a message popped onto Douglas’s screen: “Connected to Wi-Fi network #investigatepizzagate”. That suggests Douglas named his home Wi-Fi network after the conspiracy theory that falsely claims Clinton allies are conducting child sex trafficking in the basement of a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant.
This tin hat wearing moron racked up over 400,000 views in only two years and yet he was convinced that YouTube was censoring him, and decided that it justified making death threats.
You know the 1st Amendment is great and everything but there is no reason that some of this social media outlets should provide a platform for this kind of insanity.
Now that Alex Jones is being given the old heave-ho, I think that Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter should continue cleaning house until they have drastically cut down on the number of crazed lunatics using their services.