Twitter is a platform that allows people from all walks of life to connect and share ideas. It’s also been a breeding ground for some of the most outrageous conspiracy theories in recent memory. One such person is Jack Posobiec, who has accumulated quite the following on Twitter thanks to his bizarre right-wing beliefs and outrageous rhetoric. Recently, Posobiec found himself at the center of a controversy after he shared images mocking Parkland Shooting survivor David Hogg. Twitter users responded with calls for Twitter to ban Posobiec, and it appears as if their prayers have been answered. Twitter has now permanently banned him from the platform. If you’re not familiar with Posobiec, be sure to check out this article to learn more about the right-wing conspiracy theorist and what led to his permanent banning from Twitter.
Jack Posobiec’s Background
Jack Posobiec is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who has been banned from Twitter. He is known for his anti-Semitism, misogynistic views, and support of the alt-right.
Posobiec was born in the United Kingdom but moved to the United States when he was young. He began his career as a conservative political commentator on television and radio before becoming involved with the alt-right in 2016. That year, he founded The Rebel Media, an alternative news outlet that is popular among alt-right supporters.
In 2017, Posobiec became well known for his role in promoting the Pizzagate conspiracy theory. This theory claimed that high-ranking members of the Democratic National Committee were involved in a child sex trafficking ring operated by Democrats out of a Washington pizza parlor. None of this evidence was ever confirmed, and Pizzagate quickly fell apart after it became clear that there was no basis for it other than online conspiracy theories and false information.
Nevertheless, Posobiec continued to promote it on social media and at The Rebel Media until he was banned from Twitter in May 2018 for violating its policy against promoting hate speech. Since then, he has primarily used Medium to spread his contrarian views online.
The Conspiracy Theories Posobiec Promotes
Jack Posobiec is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who has been banned from Twitter multiple times for promoting false information and making inflammatory comments.
Posobiec is known for spreading the conspiracy theory that the Clinton campaign was behind the Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. He has also promoted the false story that Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was killed in what police have called a robbery, was murdered because he leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks.
Posobiec is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and has made numerous appearances on Fox News and other conservative media outlets to discuss his conspiracies.
Twitter Bans Posobiec for His Racist and Anti-Semitic Comments
Twitter has permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist and Breitbart News contributor Jack Posobiec for making racist and anti-Semitic comments on the platform. Posobiec’s ban comes after he made remarks attacking Jewish journalists and tweeting a photo of Adolf Hitler with the caption “Hang the jews.”
Posobiec’s numerous offensive tweets have led to multiple backlash from Twitter users, who demanded that the platform take action against him. In a statement provided to The Verge, a Twitter spokesperson said that Posobiec’s “behavior was not in line with our policies and we removed his account for violating these terms.”
Posobiec is no stranger to controversy on social media. In 2016, he was arrested for assault after he pepper sprayed an activist during a Trump rally in Melbourne, Florida. That same year, he was caught spreading fake news about the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the presidential election.
The Future of Jack Posobiec
Jack Posobiec is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who has been banned from Twitter. He is known for his ties to the alt-right, white nationalism, and anti-Semitism. Posobiec has also posted inflammatory comments about Muslims, immigrants, and other minorities.
Posobiec was born in 1981 in Philadelphia. He grew up in suburban Maryland. Posobiec attended Catholic school before dropping out of college to become a congressional staffer. After working as a legislative assistant for two Republican members of the House of Representatives, Posobiec became an editor at conservative website The Daily Caller.
In early 2017, Posobiec began promoting the false allegation that then-candidate Hillary Clinton had hired Fusion GPS to create a dossier containing information about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia. The dossier was later published by BuzzFeed News without verification and has since been widely criticized as inaccurate and fraudulent.
In May 2017, Twitter announced that it was suspending multiple accounts associated with the alt-right in response to reports of hate speech and violence against minority groups. As a result of his suspension from Twitter, Posobiec lost access to his thousands of followers and his ability to syndicate his content online.
Posobiec is currently a senior research fellow at the Turning Point USA think tank.