'I am in no way this kind of person.'He added that he would 'never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have.' Reddit user Han A**hole Solo then came forward to take credit for the GIF, writing he was 'honored,' saying 'Holy s***!!I wake up and have my morning coffee and who retweets my s*** post but the MAGA (Make America great again) EMPORER himself!!! He also issued a warning to his fellow Redditors asking anyone considering trolling another person to 'put themselves in their shoes' first.Andrew Kaczynski, a reporter with CNN's KFile, said he would not name the person behind the account - but could do so if he said anything offensive in future.
It was eventually picked up by other, more prominent online figures who support Trump and often attack the news media, such as Donald Trump Jr, Wikileaks, Julian Assange and others.'@CNN U basically coerce apology & threaten release of identity if something changes?
Pretty sure a line is crossed here,' Republican congressman for Virginia Scott Taylor tweeted.'Don't worry @KFILE, if you start deleting your tweets I've saved them for you.
CNN has been accused of trying to 'police the views' of the man who created an image 'promoting violence against journalists' that was shared by Donald Trump by threatening to reveal his identity if he posts offensive material in future.
Opponents of the network accused it of blackmail after an article was published on Tuesday explaining how reporters had been able to identify and get in contact with 'Han A**hole Solo', the Reddit user who created the GIF used by Trump in his latest attack on the media over the weekend.
This is a noteworthy shift for Reddit, which was reticent to ban almost any non-illegal material until 2015.