William Gregory Douglas, a 35-year-old resident of Cave Junction, has been taken into FBI custody after making direct, threatening messages towards employees of YouTube.
The suspect, who goes by the Twitter alias “LiamXmaiLRevolutionX,” began making these threats back in August. Douglas claimed that his YouTube channel had been removed by the company, and he was demanding that his videos and channel be restored. He began posting the unacceptable messages on his Twitter account and it included content like, “I would kill the 100 YouTube employees,” and “you want a bigger mass casualty aka shooting let’s see what I can do.”
The authorities took these threats seriously, but they were even further alarmed when Douglass decided to personally reach out to Susan Diane Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, on Monday. The very disturbing message stated, “Susan, I’m coming for you today #pray.” After reading this, the FBI immediately confronted Douglas outside of a convenience store in his hometown. He was arrested without further incident.
Douglas is being charged with the transmission of threats in interstate commerce to injure another and cyberstalking. He is expected to appear in court on September 24.
According to a complaint signed by Jeffrey Gray, an FBI Special Agent, Douglas made three different videos of himself describing vast conspiracies about the DeepState and how YouTube is a government operation. He expressed his outrage with being shadow banned from the popular website, and directly stated that he needed to “visit” the people at YouTube. The FBI determined that at least 700 employees work at the YouTube building in Mountain View.