Twitter attack ‘sparked fit’
AN ALLEGED internet troll who operated under the Twitter handle @ jew_goldstein has been arrested by FBI agents for tweeting a flashing image at an epileptic anti-Trump journalist.
John Rayne Rivello, 29, was detained at his home in Maryland and faces charges after being accused of sending the image to Kurt Eichenwald, who has written extensively about having the condition.
Mr Eichenwald, a senior writer with Newsweek, reportedly had a fit when he saw the tweet.
Hours earlier, he had sparred with a host on Fox News over his hostile coverage of Donald Trump’s election campaign.
It is not clear why Rivello tweeted under the name @jew_goldstein, but a fundraising web page set up to pay for his legal case attracted the attention of the far-right, with one donor commenting: “Heebs will not divide us.”