Huffpost wrote that analysis of HanAssholeSolo's posts point to a 40 year old Tennessee veteran as the primary user of the account. Not quite a kid that didn't know any better.
Huffpost..... LMAO! Enough said.
Even in the unlikelyhood of that being true, doesn't warrant the destruction of someone's character because of a dumbass gif of Trump tackling a dude w/a CNN logo spliced over his head (especially when he obviously had no idea that Trump would use the image on his twitter)... I mean hell, this could have been any one of us, getting a couple yuks on the internet. This is pure outright insanity. Even Orwell couldn't imagine this level of big brother creepiness.
if anybody "destroyed the guys character" it is himself
and as I said in a post before, the wrestling gif was harmless, what wasn't harmless was the account's 18 month history of hateful, biggotted, antisemitic etc etc etc posts coupled with it's newly gained celebrity status due to the president tweeting a video and the guy claiming 'hey, I did that! the president acknowledged me!' (well, somebody else added sound to it)
Orwell's 1984 was about thought-control and mindcontrol with the power of language
posts on the internet aren't just "thoughts", they are published speech, just like anything you say, but with a potentially much much broader audience, so this situation isn't "Orwellian" at all