On Thursday, The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo reached 1 million followers on Twitter, reaching the loft the number despite years of attacks for his journalistic endeavors.
In a comment regarding the achievement, Ngo told The Post Millennial: "Those who feel threatened by my journalism have crowd sourced campaigns to intimidate me into silence through mass harassment and death threats. When that failed, they escalated to lawfare, going so far as filing a frivolous federal lawsuit against me for using the retweeting feature. On top of all of this, I have experienced unfair treatment from Twitter itself through being shadowbanned and search banned at various times.
"I still remember the days when I had less than 10 followers. I don't take this new milestone for granted and am so thankful to those who follow and share my work," he said.
Ngo has been physically attacked numerous times for his reporting on Antifa protests and members. Most notably, in 2019, Ngo was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage after being physically attacked in Portland, Oregon.
In May of last year, Ngo was chased and attacked once again in the city while covering a far-left protest.
"No journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job," Ngo tweeted Wednesday following the attack. "Yet on Friday, May 28, Antifa tried to kill me again while I was reporting on the ongoing protests and riots in Portland..."
"Had I not been able to shelter wounded and bleeding inside a hotel while they beat the doors and windows like animals, there is no doubt in my mind I would not be here today. Their words, like their actions, speak for themselves," Ngo tweeted.
Ngo most prominently tweets and writes about Antifa militants and their actions and arrests, both on the west coast, and worldwide.
In February of last year, Ngo published the book "Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy," which describes the violent group’s actions and roots.
Recently, a talk at Dartmouth College where Ngo was set to speak was cancelled, instead moving to a virtural session, after violence was threatened against speakers and attendees.
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