FBI arrests Oregon male over purported YouTube threats

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Federal agents arrested an Oregon male who threatened to kill YouTube employees and privately threatened a CEO of a company, observant he was entrance for her, a FBI pronounced Friday.

William Gregory Douglas, 35, of Cave Junction, faces charges of cyberstalking and delivery of threats in widespread commerce to harm another. The FBI pronounced Douglas was arrested Thursday outward a preference store in his hometown in a forested plateau of southwest Oregon. He is scheduled to seem before a sovereign decider on Monday.

Authorities pronounced Douglas posted tweets underneath a Twitter hoop LiamXmaiLRevolutionX, perfectionist a lapse of his channel and creation threats. The comment was still active on Friday though was private.

Douglas allegedly referenced a sharpened during YouTube’s California domicile in Apr in that a woman, accusing YouTube of filtering or restraint her content, bleeding 3 people before murdering herself.

Douglas’ tweets enclosed “I would kill a 100 YouTube employees” and “you wish a bigger mass misadventure aka sharpened let’s see what we can do,” a FBI said.

He also is purported to have posted a summary on Monday to YouTube CEO Susan Diane Wojcicki, revelation her he’s entrance for her and that she should pray.

Court papers accessible online did not prove either Douglas has an attorney. Phone calls to a open defenders’ bureau in his county went unanswered.

The censure sealed by FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Gray describes 3 videos in that a theme identified himself as Douglas and done “long rants about a ‘Deep State’ and settled he has been ‘shadow-banned’ from YouTube, that he described as a supervision operation.” In one video, “he settled he has to go to Mountain View to ‘visit’ people during YouTube.” Approximately 700 people work during a YouTube campus in Mountain View, California.

Douglas faces charges of Cyberstalking and Transmission of Threats in Interstate Commerce to Injure Another.

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