In this story, Buzzfeed investigates the impact of a photo of Donald Trump in an attempt to show how a campaign photo can be used to attack and humiliate people.
Posted October 13, 2020 11:50:56A man who was charged with posting a picture of Donald “Jabberwocky” Trump on social media is now facing federal charges for using the picture to harass a woman who filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, the agency confirmed Thursday.
Christopher G. White, of New York, was charged Wednesday with using a photograph of Trump, which was posted by a social media user, to harass the woman and threaten her, the FBI said in a news release.
The photo was shared more than 150,000 times on the Facebook page of a social commentator known as The President, according to court documents.
White posted a photo on Tuesday of the two men at a New York City restaurant, and the photo was posted in more than 10,000 posts on The President’s Facebook page.
White was arrested Thursday on a charge of violating the Communications Decency Act, the release said.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday.
The FBI has been investigating the matter since April, after the woman, who is not named in the federal complaint, made a complaint to the agency.
The woman alleged that White posted the photo of the pair in an effort to “create a public spectacle” and “send a message that he would not be silent,” the FBI’s statement said.
The agency says it received the complaint from the woman Thursday and found it credible.
The agency has also been investigating other alleged posts of Trump on The Donald’s Facebook pages.
In an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” in March, White said the Trump campaign had taken down a post on The Trump campaign’s Facebook account saying he had a “hot mic” to his wife and that he had made an “apology” to her.