Report: Alaska assistant attorney general espoused racist and antisemitic views on social media
The Alaska Department of Law is investigating an assistant attorney general after The Guardian published a story alleging he has espoused racist and antisemitic views on social media for years under a pseudonym.
The Guardian said it had identified Matthias Cicotte as the person behind a Twitter account using the handle @jreubenciark.
“An investigation is ongoing,” said Grace Lee, a spokeswoman for the department, on Wednesday.
Lee would not answer whether Cicotte is working or suspended during the course of the investigation, saying the issue is a confidential personnel matter. He has been with the Department of Law since 2012, she said.
Cicotte did not respond to emails and phone calls for this story, nor did he respond to the Guardian.
The Guardian said “anti-fascist researchers” initially identified the account as belonging to a state attorney and a Guardian investigation “confirmed and augmented” the ownership.
“Since-deleted tweets archived by anti-fascists reveal that he advocated various extreme positions including the summary imprisonment of Black Lives Matter protesters; vigilante violence against leftwing groups; and a punishment of execution for acts including performing …
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