The Twitter account of Britain First’s leader has today issued bomb threats to those who attend a march by the group in an apparent hacking.
Paul Golding, the leader of the far right political group, had his name changed to “racist F***ING CHAV” as well as tweeting out a cryptic web address, jaydafransen.com
The site was named after Britain First’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen, and carried message, “Racists. I am warning everyone who is planning on going to the march on June 3rd that bombs will detonate.
“We have placed several bombs in places which you will march in, DO NOT MARCH OR ELSE YOU WILL SUFFER.”
It ended with a warning “STOP BEING RACIST TO MUSLIMS. THIS IS JUST A WARNING WHOEVER GOES TO THE MARCH WILL DIE.”
The site was later updated to sign off with the name Luke Baxter.
The march in question is to be held in Birmingham. The Facebook event for the protest describes Birmingham as the “epicentre of radical Islam”.
It appears that the same fate has befallen the YouTube page of Britain First, as the site is showing that there are no videos posted by the group.
The hacker also posted the full address of a house in London, as well as a phone number that originates from the capital.
This could be an effort to out Golding, which would put he and his family in danger.
Posting the details of someone online is colloquially termed “doxxing” and has been used against some on the far right before, most notably with alt right vlogger Millennial Woes, who was outed as Linlithgow man Colin Robertson this year, after being doxxed on the website A Thousand Flowers.
The person also posted the N word several times on the account, as well as saying that “ILL [sic] SHOOT UP A MOSQUE – PAUL GOLDING” in an apparent effort to attribute the threat to Golding.
The account has since been suspended and reinstated with some tweets deleted, but the site has been taken down, as of 1.30pm.