I write this with a sense of dread. Not because I do not have evidence to suggest that Mo Ansar may have been using an old account of his on twitter to hassle and berate his critics, while it talks him up. That a twitter account called “@The_TruthTeller” used to be called “@MoAnsar2” can be clearly demonstrated. That it became suddenly active, after a long absence, just before Mo Ansar reported Iain Dale to the police on 1 April 2014 for racial and religious hatred for banning Mo from his radio show and calling him a “gobby prick” on twitter. The police, and TellMamma which monitors hatred towards Muslims, both dismissed his complaint.
Evidence here that the account @The_TruthTeller used to be called @MoAnsar2 in a tweet (you can change your twitter name as both have here, but the tweet will contain your name as it was in the body of the original message). Also that Ansar used to feature prominently in the name.
That can further be shown that this tweet replying to MoAnsar2 in 2011 shows the current name as of yesterday of @The_TruthTeller
Mo Ansar alleged anti-Muslim harassment and abuse by Iain Dale for twitter comments on 22 March 2014. The @MoAnsar2 now called @The_TruthTeller after what appears to be a long hiatus of a few years becomes active on the 25 March beginning it’s praise and defence of Mo Ansar.
An example of @The_TruthTeller account shrilling for Mo Ansar to put pressure on police investigation and LBC. Which might have looked self serving if done as @MoAnsar2
He has also phoned critics employers to berate them for similar accusations of racial and religious inspired hatred on twitter. So the message is clear. Mo Ansar believes he can take on critics with slurs about being trolls/harassers and use the law to intimidate. A sock puppet is usually a very easy way for someone to do all this with anonymity, usually deniability. This looks rather difficult for Mo Ansar to do.
You might say well it is just a massive coincidence that an account was called @MoAnsar2, that it changes it’s name to @The_TruthTeller and then becomes active to spend all it’s time defending Mo Ansar and searching out his critics on twitter during a time when Mo Ansar is considering criminal charges.
The behaviour though for me reached a sour point here:
Comparing a historian to a psychopath that killed children. Out of order as accusing Mo Ansar of being a pedophile (which Mo Ansar has put on youtube incidentally, challenging someone that tweeted him that accusation, in a phone call he made to them). Mo protested he was joking and not being serious but absurd about Tom Holland.
Lacking credentials, mysterious twitter accounts, trying to make criminal charges against critics, slights at those that disagree. Mo Ansar you are absurd.
Thanks to Jeremy Duns who gathered evidence on @The_TruthTeller and shared on twitter. After his prediction that the account would close itself down after his expose, it duly did so claiming a professional campaign against Mo Ansar.
Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog