Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald Claims Twitter Troll Gave Him Seizure, Taking Social Media Hiatus


kurt-eichenwald-650x342-1-e1481295356885In a bizarre twist in the aftermath of Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald‘s highly contentious interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Eichenwald announced that he was taking a break from Twitter after a troll caused him to have a seizure.

Eichenwald posted over fifty angry and generally incoherent tweets in the aftermath of the interview, eventually deleting most of them. His critics, already displeased with Eichenwald for his stridently anti-Trump rhetoric, began trolling him. One alt-right account with the anti-Semitic handle “@jew_goldstein” posted a gif with rapidly flashing lights.


Someone posting on Eichenwald’s account and claiming to be his wife then replied that he actually had had a seizure and that she had called the police.

The following morning Eichenwald returned, claiming that he was subpoenaing Twitter and working with law enforcement to identify the owner of the (now-suspended) account.

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