A former high school student who found himself at the center of controversy after he kept smiling while confronting a Native American while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat wants Twitter CEO Elon Musk to keep files related with death publishes threats made against him.
In a tweet on Sunday, Nicholas Sandman, 20, questioned whether there were “hidden Twitter files” related to the death threats he received after the 2019 incident.
“As I watch all this, I’m wondering if @elonmusk has any hidden Twitter files related to what happened here,” Sandman said on Twitter on Sunday. “To be clear, under @vijaya’s supervision, they allowed these illegal threats when I was 16 years old.”
Sandman included screenshots in the tweet from verified Twitter accounts urging people to burn down his high school and throw “MAGA kids” into a wood chipper.
The post comes after Musk released “Twitter Files,” a collection of messages between Twitter employees about the platform’s suppression of the infamous New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which was released in October 2020.
Nicholas Sandmann, who has been at the center of controversy for grinning as he faced a Native American while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, wants Twitter CEO Elon Musk to release files related to death threats against him did
In a tweet, Sandman asked if there were “hidden” Twitter files related to the death threats he received after the 2019 incident
The “Twitter files” synced by Musk show Twitter employees going back and forth trying to justify their censorship of the Hunter Biden story under the site’s hacked materials rules.
It appears that many senior platform officials were hesitant about whether Hunter Biden’s laptop was accessed in an unscrupulous manner.
As the story spread throughout the weekend, former Covington High School student Sandman wanted to be a part of the action.
Sandmann said he received death threats after media portrayed the incident at the 2019 March For Life between him and Native American activist Nathan Phillips as a group of white teenagers molesting an elderly Native American.
The incident was met with anger online as it was bombarded with death threats. In his tweet on Sunday, he shared screenshots of posts showing the threats and asked Musk about hidden Twitter files related to the posts.
A few days earlier, Musk had said there would be more releases of Twitter files.
“You know Twitter is fair when extremists on the far right and far left are upset at the same time,” Musk said Friday. “Twitter aims to serve 80% of people who want to learn, laugh and engage in meaningful debate.”
The “Twitter files” synced by Musk show Twitter employees going back and forth trying to justify their censorship of the Hunter Biden story under the site’s hacked materials rules
Sandman included screenshots in the tweet from verified Twitter accounts urging people to burn down his high school and throw “MAGA kids” into a wood chipper
Following the 2019 incident, Sandman filed lawsuits alleging he portrayed a then 16-year-old as a racist after the MAGA-hatted teen confronted the Native American on January 18, 2019.
The Covington Catholic High School student and thousands of other students and pro-life advocates attended a March for Life event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
It was the 47th edition of the march, which protested the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that legalized abortion across America.
Sandman, donning the red pro-Trump hat, was approached by Native American elder Nathan Phillips, a counter-protester attending the Indigenous Peoples’ March.
The white teenager was captured grinning as Phillips banged a ceremonial drum and chanted his face. The clip immediately shot to the forefront of media reports claiming the incident was racially charged.
He has repeatedly claimed the confrontation had nothing to do with race and has demanded that NBCUniversal pay a staggering $275 million.
On January 18, 2019, then 16-year-old Sandman (left), a student at Covington Catholic High School, attended a March for Life event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Sandman, donning a pro-Trump red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat, was approached by Nathan Phillips (right), a Native American elder – a counter-protester who attended the march
He has repeatedly claimed the confrontation had nothing to do with race and has demanded that NBCUniversal pay a staggering $275 million
“NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the ‘confrontation’ as a ‘hate crime’ committed by Nicholas,” the lawsuit states.
It added that the teenager was an “easy target for NBCUniversal to advance its anti-Trump agenda as he was a 16-year-old white Catholic student who attended the Right to Life March that day and was a MAGA.” -Cap wore the time of the incident, which he bought as a souvenir earlier in the day.’
The lawsuit alleged that NBC “unleashed its vast corporate wealth, influence and power against Nicholas to falsely attack him, even though he was a 16-year-old high school student at the time.”
In a DailyMail.com column last year, Sandman compared the event and its aftermath to that of Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of all charges after shooting three men and killing two during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11501075/Nicholas-Sandmann-asks-Elon-Musk-release-hidden-Twitter-files-death-threats-against-him.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Nicholas Sandmann asks Elon Musk to release ‘hidden’ Twitter files related to death threats against him