CNN will expose Reddit user if he ever trolls again

From Engadget - July 5, 2017

The original gif, which did not include sound, was posted to Reddit by HAS last Wednesday, CNN reports. After digging through HAS' post history, CNN discovered a trove of anti-semitic and xenophobic content. Once CNN mentioned the HAS' username on air, he proceeded to scribe a lengthy apology letter before deleting the remainder of his posts. This did not stop CNN reporter, Andrew Kaczynski, from figuring out HAS' identity through a Facebook search and some basic cross-referencing of details HAS posted online.

Those details are going to remain under wraps for the time being. CNN announced on Wednesday that it will not reveal the name of the middle-age man (who was posing as a 15-year-old) behind the HanAssholeSolo account. The news network cited his online apology and promise to reform in its decision. However, CNN did threaten to disclose this information should Han not keep his nose clean:

CNN is not publishing "HanA**holeSolo's" name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) July 5, 2017


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