Gizmodo likely unmasked FBI Director James Comey’s secret Twitter account today. Following a social media trail of crumbs, the eventually landed on the account of @projectexile7, a/k/a "Reinhold Niebuhr." After Gizmodo published their article, “Reinhold Niebuhr” quickly began to gain new followers, including many national reporters.
A few hours later the account @projectexile7 tweeted just one thing before locking the account. A meme from the movie Anchorman and a link to jobs at the FBI!
Over on Comey’s alleged Instagram account, this was added and the owner of the account tagged Ashley Feinberg, the Gizmodo sleuth who dug up the accounts:
If that’s him—that’s a hilarious way to respond to a very public social media outing.