After CNN tracked down the Reddit user that allegedly made a meme of President Donald Trump wrestling CNN and said they “[reserved] the right to publish his identity,” users across Twitter mocked the network with even more memes.
Users took to Twitter to express their anger and disgust at the news network which appeared to threaten to reveal personal information about Reddit user “HanAssholeSolo,” who, CNN claims, allegedly originated the GIF of President Donald Trump tackling CNN in a wrestling match.
CNN received an apology from the Reddit user, who said that he would not “repeat his ugly behavior again on social media, ” but CNN declared, “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”
The hashtag #CNNBlackmail quickly began trending on Twitter as users expressed their disapproval of CNN’s threat, some in the form of edited GIFs and videos not unlike the GIF that “HanAssholeSolo” allegedly made.
— Hannah Wallen🐸gab.ai/oneiorosgrip😁unintimidated (@Oneiorosgrip) July 5, 2017
— Tom Tishken kd4wov (@kd4wov) July 5, 2017
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) July 5, 2017
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 5, 2017
When You Shut Down The Speech Of A Private Citizen Who Posted A Gif
Expect An Explosion Of
— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) July 5, 2017
— Corryn💙 (@Corrynmb) July 5, 2017
More videos and images mocking CNN for their actions can be found under the #CNNBlackmail hashtag.