Jacob Wohl, right-wing activist, scrutinized over suspicious Twitter messages reported to police

By – The Washington Times – Thursday, March 14, 2019

, a right-wing provocateur recently banned from Twitter for running fake accounts, has been accused of fabricating death threats he reported last month to the Minneapolis Police Department.

, 21, appeared in a film released Tuesday detailing his efforts to investigate a conspiracy theory involving , Minnesota Democrat, alongside fellow conservative internet personalities and Ali Alexander.

During one scene in “Importing Ilhan,” is shown filing a police report with at an MPD precinct after supposedly receiving several threatening messages on social media.

Included in the report filed by were messages he said he received on Twitter from a person warning him to stay out Minneapolis, according to police documents released Wednesday.

Copies of the messages displayed in the film show that they were sent by a Twitter user with the same avatar as , an account previously recently as belonging to . It was among several suspended last month after the social network determined that had violated its policy against creating and operating fake accounts, The Daily Beast reported at the time, and a person familiar with the matter told The Washington Times on Thursday that was also run by .

Minneapolis journalist Tony Webster first made the Wednesday between and the messages. NBC News linked to the Drake account last month, and the network has since determined that the account’s avatar was from the Instagram profile of a local real estate agent who has denied involvement.

did not immediately return a message seeking comment. A representative for the Minneapolis Police Department declined to discuss any current or future investigations when reached by The Washington Times.

“I don’t know what the truth is,” said Alexander, also known as Ali Akbar, a conservative activist who directed the film. “I don’t know who created the account,” he said in an internet broadcast Wednesday evening.

“Even if did create that fake account, which I don’t know if he did or didn’t … if he did create that fake account, it was mitigating antidote,” said Mr. Akbar, 33, citing other threats his crew supposedly received while filming.

A former writer for The Gateway Pundit, made waves last year when he staged a failed press conference in an unsuccessful attempt to publicize supposed allegations of sexual assault involving special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director leading the government’s investigation into the 2016 elections. The special counsel’s office has since referred the matter to the FBI.

boasted roughly 186,000 followers on his main Twitter account before recently joining , 25, on the list of right-wing activists banned from the platform. Both appeared at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month to tout their theories about prior to causing a commotion and accordingly having her media credentials revoked.

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