‘#Terrorist’ Troll Pretended to Be #ISIS, #WhiteSupremacist, and #Jewish Lawyer

 

Joshua Goldberg posed as an Islamic radical and allegedly encouraged a terrorist to attack on September 11. That’s just one of his online personas though.When Joshua Goldberg wasn’t posing as an Islamic radical, he was pretending to be a white supremacist—and is accused of impersonating a Jewish lawyer.Goldberg had several online personas: an Islamic radical who was popular in ISIS social media; a white supremacist on hate site Daily Stormer; a radical free-speech advocate on Q&A site Ask.fm and and a blog. Goldberg is also accused of being behind a Times of Israel blog post that called Palestinians “subhuman.”Goldberg’s trolling turned serious when he was arrested Thursday by the FBI on the grounds that he told a would-be terrorist how to build a bomb meant for a 9/11 anniversary event in Kansas City, Missouri.The 20-year-old, who lived at home with his parents and was described as a recluse by neighbors, was a prolific tweeter through accounts with various permutations of the name @auswitness. Goldberg was so successful at his game that he was even retweeted by one of the pro-ISIS gunman who attacked a “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, last May, according to the FBI.

Source: ‘Terrorist’ Troll Pretended to Be ISIS, White Supremacist, and Jewish Lawyer – The Daily Beast

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