As an anonymous blogger, I recognise that there are lots of good reasons why someone might want to be anonymous online or to have multiple identities. From Luther Blissett to the Zapatistas to the Black Block, activists not using their given identities in their activism is nothing odd, and I don't usually have time for "gotcha" style unmaskings. But these tweets caught my eye:
@NUTonline do you know who "Milo Samuels" is in UAF magazine? Heard it's alleged rapist SWP's Martin Smith. SWP/UAF haven't cleared this up.
— Sadia Jabeen (@SadiaJabeen82) February 23, 2015
@SadiaJabeen82 @k_w_a_k @NUTonline Lef's see, Obsessed with jazz? Check. Clunky writing style? Check Thinks Sinatra was a communist? Check.
— The Purple Cow (@the_purple_cow) February 25, 2015
No reply yet from @uaf as to whether the "Milo Samuels" who writes for them is in fact the rapist Martin Smith. Perhaps their funders know?
— Kris (@k_w_a_k) February 24, 2015
@Jacqueimo If any information comes out that Martin Smith is still involved in UAF then obviously I would boycott the organisation.
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) March 2, 2015