CNN’s implied threat against Redditor over Trump-CNN GIF ignites Internet

Source: Ars Technica

“The alleged source of the animated GIF of Donald Trump beating down WWE Chief Executive Vince McMahon with a CNN logo superimposed on McMahon’s face deleted many of his posts to Reddit. He also issued an apology on /r/the_donald for his trolling activities after being tracked down by the production team of CNN’s KFile. CNN reported on the source, who uses the Reddit username ‘HanAssholeSolo,’ and reserved the right to expose his identity later if he did not change his online behavior. … That implied threat led to a widespread negative response, with some accusing CNN of bullying or blackmail. CNN later issued a statement, saying that the individual’s name had been withheld for his safety and no deal was reached. Hacker, troll, and self-described white supremacist Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer has threatened, through the white supremacist site The Daily Stormer, to dox CNN’s reporting team and its family members.” (07/06/17)