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Man faces federal and state charges after tweeting GIF to Newsweek writer

Man faces federal and state charges after tweeting GIF to Newsweek writer

A man who allegedly sent a tweet to a reporter that triggered a seizure was arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week and on Monday he was charged with more crimes by the Dallas district attorney.

John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland, was arrested in Maryland on a federal criminal complaint charging him of cyberstalking, according to an FBI press release.

Federal authorities previously charged Rivello with cyberstalking.

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On Monday, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office filed more charges against Rivello, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to a DA spokeswoman.

A grand jury referral said Rivello sent the tweet knowing journalist Kurt Eichenwald was "susceptible to seizures and that such animations are capable of causing seizures".

"What Mr Rivello did with his Twitter message was no different from someone sending a bomb in the mail or sending an envelope filled with anthrax spores", the Eichenwald's attorney told Newsweek magazine.

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The FBI also found that Rivello's iCloud account contained a screenshot of Eichenwald's Wikipedia page, which had been altered to show a fake obituary with the date of death listed as December 16, 2016-the day after he allegedly sent the strobe.

Not long after appearing on the live broadcast, Donald Trump supporters on Twitter sent messages containing flashing gifs to Eichenwald, with the journalist suffering an epileptic fit.

After his arrest, the police searched his Twitter account and found messages saying "I know he has epilepsy" and "I hope this sends him into a seizure". Do you think it's a bit over the top for simply sending an image?

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"It's what's called epileptogenic - something that triggers seizures". The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that certain visual patterns and flashing lights can trigger seizures in about 3% of people with epilepsy.


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