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Cave Junction Man Charged With Threatening YouTube CEO, Workers

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A Cave Junction man who threated YouTube workers and its CEO will make his initial appearance in federal magistrate court Monday. 

 

 

35-year-old William Gregory Douglas was arrested last week. Douglas began making threats in August under the alias, LiamXmaiLRevolutionX.  He tweeted phrases such as “I would kill the 100 YouTube Employees” and “You want a bigger mass casualty aka shootings let’s see what I can do.” 

 

Beth Anne Steele is with the FBI’s Portland Division.

 

“Certainly it will be up to the attorneys and the judge and the criminal court system to determine whether or not the statements that he allegedly made do cross the line into criminal behavior," Steele tells KLCC.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, 2016.

 

"And if so, what the punishment would be for those statements.”

 

Douglas also posted videos where he ranted about the “Deep State” and told YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, “”Susan, I’m coming for you today, #pray”.

 

In April, an armed woman wounded three YouTube employees before taking her own life. 700 people work at the company in Mountain View, California.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.