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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:49 PM

Revealed: assistant attorney general in Alaska posted racist and antisemitic tweets

The Guardian has identified an Alaska assistant attorney general as a supporter of the Mormon-derived extremist group the Deseret nationalists who has posted a series of racist, antisemitic and homophobic messages on social media.

The Guardian’s investigation has triggered a review in the Alaska department of law, where the lawyer works.

Matthias Cicotte, whose job means he works as the chief corrections counsel for Alaska’s attorney general, has acted for the department of law in a number of civil rights cases.

But evidence from his Twitter output allowed Cicotte to be identified by anti-fascist researchers, whose evidence was confirmed and augmented by a Guardian investigation.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/21/alaska-assistant-attorney-general-twitter-far-right

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