I first became aware of the dark side of internet trolling when I began researching the case of Jochen Jochens.
The internet troll had been arrested and charged with defaming a prominent US politician.
After being charged, Joches Twitter account was suspended and he was ordered to post a $20,000 bond.
In the years since, Juches Twitter feed has been flooded with messages calling him a liar, a coward, and an accomplice to the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
Joche’s trolling persona was created in early 2014, as the trolling of the US Congress has become increasingly prominent, particularly after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
This year, the FBI is still looking into the killing of DNC Staffer Seth Rich, but as of today, there’s no evidence of a link between Jochere and the murder.
The trolling was all in fun, Juscels social media profile has been a constant source of fascination.
In March of 2016, he posted a video that included a clip from the movie ‘Gravity’.
In it, Rich is a young man who goes missing and is found murdered in his apartment.
Juche then tweets out a video of Rich being shot, then posting the hashtag #SethRichDay.
The hashtag became a trending topic in the US, garnering more than 5 million views in just a few hours.
It was the perfect storm for a troll.
The first thing I did was look up who Jochess Twitter was associated with, and found a tweet from 2015 that had a link to Jocher’s profile.
It featured his own username, which was an obvious reference to his own Twitter account.
The tweet said “DONT LET IT GET TO YOU!”
Jochene’s profile also has the hashtag, “#SethrichDay” written in red, which stands for “#SebastianRich.”
When I searched the tweet, it only returned two results: the first was a link where you could buy a shirt featuring the phrase #SebastaDay, which is a reference to the film ‘The Hurt Locker’.
The second was an article that linked to the Twitter account’s other posts that were mocking the DNC and Seth Rich’s murder.
This is the same account that was also responsible for the #SevakDay tweet, which tweeted a picture of Seth Rich holding a “suspect” sign with the words “#Sevas best.”
I started to notice that Jochests social media accounts were regularly linked to his Twitter feed, which has grown to more than 6 million followers.
At this point, it seemed obvious that this was a troll account that would continue to post videos and tweets with the hashtag and the hashtag alone, with no content whatsoever.
After a little research, I learned that Juchere is the son of a prominent Danish politician.
I also discovered that he was married to a woman who is the mother of a child with autism.
As of today (January 9), Jocheres Twitter account has been suspended and his Twitter account is currently blocked.
While there’s not much I can do to prevent him from using his account to make further claims, it’s clear that the troll has been making his mark on this world.
If he was trying to be funny, he’d be the most successful troll ever.
His trolling of this year’s election season was also inspired by his work with ‘Halloween,’ the popular Halloween-themed YouTube video series, in which he appeared to be in the room of the deceased Seth Rich on Halloween.
After the election, Jachen Jaches YouTube channel has continued to be flooded with videos that show him mocking Trump and his supporters.
The tweets have garnered over 5 million retweets and over 3 million likes, but the most popular of the tweets are the ones mocking Trump.
The most popular one of his tweets reads, “I love Donald Trump.
His a nice guy, he’s not that stupid, and he has the right to make a decision.
I mean, you could say he’s a fucking dictator.”
After Trump’s victory, Jeche posted another video, this one with the headline “#SerenaRich was a whore.”
This video was shared over 20,000 times, garnerning over 2.2 million retreads and over 4 million likes.
Jachere’s Twitter account continues to receive tweets from other trolls and the message of his hate speech is clear.
The trolls have not stopped, but Jochet’s account has also been suspended from social media platforms and has been banned from Twitter.
There’s no doubt that Jachet has been able to make some money from his trolling of his fellow Americans.
I recently spoke with a man who works for Joched’s family.
He says he was told that he should be paid $150 per tweet.
He is now paying $10 per retweet and $100 per tweet, a total of $160 per retweep