Following a report by Joseph Menn for the Washington Post on Wednesday, the journalist is being called out for excluding information regarding Antifa member Chad Loder and the violence he incited on Twitter.
The report, titled "Twitter whistleblower Zatko lands new job at a security consulting firm," centered around former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko joining the security company Rapid7, co-founded by Loder.
Menn wrote, "A co-founder of the company was Chad Loder, now an activist documenting racist and far-right attackers, including some who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol. Loder was banned from Twitter by an order from owner Elon Musk, according to a former employee who saw a screenshot of the notes accompanying the decision."
On Twitter, The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo called out Menn, questioning "why didn't you mention in your WaPo reporting that Antifa member Chad Loder incited violence, including deadly violence? He also celebrated violent crimes when he praised Antifa 'martyrs,' including domestic terrorist Willem van Spronsen & gunman Michael Reinoehl."
In some of his tweets, Loder recommended that "Molotovs should be thrown under vehicles," made a racist post against a black conservative activist saying he does a "buck dance for nazis," and falsely claimed that the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa "attempted mass murder by arson attack against an apartment building."
Twitter owner Elon Musk responded to the post and Menn’s article, writing, "Joseph Menn is a contemptible liar. Twitter policy has always been to suspend accounts that clearly & repeatedly incite violence."
"I can't keep track, does this mean I am finally doing Twitter right?," Menn responded.
Loder has also been accused of preying on women, with Twitter user "@sladeofyaupon" posting screenshots in August of 2020 of a direct message from Loder where he sent her an unsolicited shirtless photo of himself next to a young child.
She wrote: "Women should be able to participate in activist communities without dealing with creepy dudes. I only followed @/chadloder because I thought he would be a useful comrade. I'm angry."
In May 2021, a second woman posted screenshots of a direct message from Loder making comments on her appearance. "Y'all don't have to boost this but I just want everyone to be aware this dude hopped in my DMs hitting on me," she wrote.
In an August 2021 tweet, Loder mocked the homicide of a woman using sexual innuendo, posting a photograph of Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed inside of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, with the text: "Click here to meet local girls who take hot loads to the chest."
Joseph Menn was reached for comment.
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