I would not be surprised if it wasn’t a person specifically looking at Akin’s internet history from four years ago, rather a program run by an entity that scrubs data on all of the blue checks. The discussion of who and why isn’t appropriate for OH. So I’ll leave it there. That’s where my money would be. If it is an individual targeting Akin specifically, then I’d love to know the back story.
The tweet that is causing the uproar is from 2016.
Someone (the person I quoted) found it and tweeted a pic of the 2016 tweet.
It has been shared (retweeted) by some one who has the name of "racism watch". That person just joined Twitter this month and their first tweet was to share the tweet and pic of the 2016 tweet..
Hopefully that clears some things up.
My question is why would anyone be looking at Akin's twitter likes from four years ago?
I have to assume they had some motivation to do so, and the wording of the post sounds like a threat.
Of course that doesn't change primary discussion.
I’m confused. Did this happen in 2016, or now? I’m not adept with twitter and wouldn’t know how to find out that someone liked a tweet.
My general feeling is I’d like to know the context. Obviously the team should investigate.
I just looked at the entire thread and timeline of the person who posted it. I will not post the tweet so as not to stir the pot.
This person has only tweeted 37 times and their first tweet is a retweet of what appears to be a threat:
racism watch Retweeted
Dōgen Zenji 道元禅師
why did you like this blatantly-racist post back in 16’? It would be a shame if your employer found out
I am just trying to add some context to the discussion.