Two days after Rage Furby Chuck Johnson thumbed his nose at Twitter by creating several sockpuppet accounts, all of them still appear to be active, despite Twitter rules against multiple accounts.
[UPDATE 6/22/16: A new account appeared overnight, and it encourages others to create “Charles C. Johnson” accounts with the hashtag “Iamchuck.” See mobile screencap below.]
Johnson was banned from Twitter over Memorial Day 2015 weekend, and his immediate attempts to register new accounts were quickly thwarted. On Friday, he created another account, which was shot down by Twitter within hours. Making good his threat to create a new account each day, he opened a new one, which was suspended, too.
Then, on Sunday he created several accounts simultaneously and/or recruited loyal minions to allow him access to theirs. At last report, those accounts (six of which are pictured above) included @chuckcj0hnson, which appears to the prime account, @gingerharbinger, @chuckoverdawall, @cantcuckchuck, @Polyestersock, @chuckjohnson76 (which may belong to another user), and @jarleschonson. With the exception of @chuckjohnson76, all feature a mugshot of the Ginger Avenger, upright or otherwise.
Most link to Johnson’s other
escapades pursuits, WeSearchr and GotNewsDotCom (which is not us!), presumably in an effort to drive traffic to both.
Unlike his initial return on Friday, the new accounts have remained remarkably (for Johnson) tame. So far, he avoided making flagrant racist, sexist or threatening remarks, though his penchant for sexual innuendo remains —
— as well as his lack of self-awareness —
— and his shaky command of literary allusion.
Johnson is deliberately challenging Twitter to deal with his abuse of the system, namely this section of the Twitter Rules:
Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
So far, he seems to be winning this particular, half-witted battle.