How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF
(CNN) Reddit user who first claimed credit for the tweet President Donald Trump who showed off Trump attacked CNN issued an apology on Tuesday for the video and other offensive content that he posted – a day after CNN identified the man behind The account and tried to get in touch with him.
The user of Reddit “Hana ** holeSolo” was shared first GIF Wednesday Trump beat a fighter with the CNN logo imposed on his face. CNN could not find any previous example of FPI. The GIF was later edited in a video with the sound and tweeted by President Domingo.
On Reddit, “Hana ** holeSolo” managed to inspire the tweet. Shortly thereafter, other “Hana ** holeSolo” articles on Reddit, some of which include racist and anti-Semitic images circulated rapidly on social networks.
Now the user apologizes, wrote a long article on Reddit that does not advocate violence against the press and expresses remorse there and in an interview with CNN to other articles than racist and anti-Semitic acts.
The apology came after CNN kfile identified the man behind “Hana ** holeSolo”. Using the “Hana ** holeSolo” credentials published in Reddit, kfile could identify key biographical details, find the man’s name through a Facebook search, and finally corroborate the data he had available on Reddit.
Monday kfile tried to get in touch with the man by phone and email, but did not respond. On Tuesday, “Hana ** holeSolo” posted its apology in the / Donald subroutine and deleted all other messages.
“First, I would like to apologize to the Reddit community for membership of this site and this sub-branch in a controversy that should never have occurred,” he wrote. “I would also like to apologize for racist, intolerant and anti-Semitic articles.
I am by no means that kind of person, I love and accept people of all origins and did it all my life. I am not the person the media accuse me of being in real life, controlled and posted things to get an underwater reaction on Reddit and I never wanted to say a hate thing I was told in these messages.
I would never support any form of violence or action against others simply because of what they believe, religion or lifestyle we choose to have. Do not give me violence against any person based on it or I would support those who did. ”
“The same was created exclusively as satire, which was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other new affiliation,” he has written. “I had no idea that no one would take it and put it on, then put it on the president’s Twitter account. It was a joke, nothing more.
What power the president has shown that it was not the original publication that was posted here, but also was accused and added sound and then sent to Twitter. I thought it was the original publication that was made and so I took my part.
I have the utmost respect for community journalists and they put their lives on the line every day for jobs they do for the news communication. ”
The apologies were dropped by the advisors of / The_Donald subreddit.