FBI Arrests Man For Allegedly Sending Journalist Seizure-Causing GIF
On Friday, the Dallas FBI confirmed to Gizmodo that it has made an arrest in a case involving Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who claims a man sent him a GIF over Twitter that triggered his epilepsy, causing him to have a seizure. A Dallas FBI spokesperson told Gizmodo that a press release with more details on the arrest is forthcoming, and declined to comment further.
Before an official announcement had been made, Eichenwald celebrated the arrest on Twitter:
Back in December, when the seizure allegedly occurred, a person claiming to be Eichenwald’s wife sent this tweet:
Previously, Eichenwald and his lawyers moved to order Twitter in court to reveal the identity of the user who allegedly sent the image. Later, Eichenwald retracted the order, claiming the man had been identified through other, unexplained means.
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