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Mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc’s social media shows right-wing ideology

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  • Mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc’s social media accounts
    paint a picture of a supporter of President Donald Trump with a
    violent personality. 
  • Facebook said users had complained on multiple occasions in
    the past about Sayoc’s posts. 
  • Sayoc’s Twitter account also showed him making threats
    against other users as well as high-profile figures like former
    Vice President Joe Biden and director Ron Howard.

After 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc was arrested on Friday in
connection with the mail bombs sent to high-profile Democrats and
critics of President Donald Trump this week, social media users
started dissecting his internet presence. 

Accounts believed to be connected to Sayoc paint the picture of a
diehard Trump fan who had a penchant for making threats against
pretty much anyone who didn’t share his political ideology. 

A Twitter account believed to be Sayoc’s surfaced shortly after
his arrest, but was taken down by Friday afternoon. 

Business Insider viewed the account before it was taken down and
noted several posts praising Trump while making threats against
high-profile Democrats or Trump critics, including former Vice
President Joe Biden and director Ron Howard. 

The posts were often incoherent, with rambling sentences. Others
were short and sweet, such as several recent tweets saying simply
“Go Trump and Kanye.”

When Sayoc’s name was released, one woman posted screenshots
showing the threats he made against her on Twitter earlier this
month.

It’s unclear what sparked the disagreement, but the image shows
that Sayoc threatened to dump Rochelle Ritchie’s body in a swamp.

Ritchie, who previously worked as a press secretary for the House
Democratic Police and Communications Committee, said that she
reported the account to Twitter but that the company determined
“there was no violation of the Twitter Rules against abusive
behavior.”

Facebook appears to have taken more action when it comes to
Sayoc’s posts. 

The social network said in a statement to
CNN
on Friday that they had deleted multiple posts that were
determined to violate Facebook’s community standards. 

The spokesperson said that Facebook discovered these posts after
users complained, and through their own detection system. 

While Facebook suspended his account (under the name “Cesar
Altieri Randazzo”) after his arrest on Friday, the
New York Times
viewed the page before it was taken down and
saw that he posted frequently in groups including “The Trump
American Party ” and “Vote Trump 2020.” 

The newspaper says he posted frequently during the 2016
presidential election season, including photos of him attending a
Trump rally and wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. 

He frequently shared articles and video clips from Breitbart, Fox
News and pages like “Handcuffs for Hillary.” 

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