Far-right conspiracy theorist and prolific tweeter Jacob Wohl has been suspended from Twitter for running fake accounts, according to a new report. Wohl – who came to mainstream attention last year when he was caught trying to spread fake sexual misconduct accusations against special counsel Robert Mueller – was booted from the social media service Tuesday, according to NBC News.
Trump activist Jacob Wohl is banned from Twitter after bragging about plans to meddle with 2020 election – as it’s revealed he was operating three fake accounts to peddle conspiracies
- Jacob Wohl said he was going to use fake accounts to deceive voters in 2020
- Planned to ‘steer left-wing votes in primaries to weaker candidates than Trump’
- Wohl ‘was suspended for multiple violations of rules, specifically creating and operating fake accounts,’ Twitter said
- Wohl alleged Special Counsel Robert Mueller had sexually assaulted a woman
The decision was made after Jacob Wohl bragged about how he was going to peddle his right-wing conspiracy theories during an interview with USA Today.
Wohl came under fire last October when he launched a smear campaign alleging Special Counsel Robert Mueller had sexually assaulted a woman.
The 21-year-old from Coronoa, California, revealed he planned to create ‘deceptive Facebook and Twitter accounts and use those to steer the left-wing votes in the primaries to what we feel are weaker candidates compared with Trump’.
Jacob Wohl bragged about how he was going to peddle his right-wing conspiracy theories and meddle with the 2020 elections
Wohl’s vicious claims against Mueller came ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
The online troll operated @Women_4_Schultz, where he pretended to be a supporter of former Starbucks CEO and presidential hopeful Howard Schultz.
One of the most popular tweets from the now deactivated account was about Democrat candidate Kamala Harris.
It said: ‘Kamala Harris does not represent American Women. Unlike Howard Schultz (who is 100% self-made) she traded sexual favors for public office.’
The sexist tweet – which received hundreds of retweets and likes – was entirely made up.
He also operated two other banned Twitter accounts – @jacobwohltreason and another where he posed as a diversity director from Minnesota.
Wohl came under fire last October when he launched a smear campaign against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, claiming he’d raped a woman
Bizarrely, he used those tweets to insult himself on his main account.
When asked about his trolling, Wohl told NBC News that he believed ‘it is not illegal, unethical, or untoward for Americans to steer an American election.’
Jacob Wohl first rose to prominence at 18 as a self-described ‘Wohl of Wall Street’ and claimed to be the youngest hedge-fund manager in the world.