Unhinged Nazi weirdo Ian Wiltshire who, as a prime example of the Dunning-Kruger effect self-styles himself as “Mycroft”, has a long history of banned troll accounts on Twitter.
Some, but by no means all, of his previous accounts include @Bobmcbo16921487, @IanRidge999, @Wiltshire2020, @nojuboys, @Mycroft_Newbury, @Mycroft186 and @Mycroft204. More recently he has trolled using the accounts and , which do not return an “Account suspended” page, but appear to have been locked by Twitter and abandoned.
The account went silent on 14th October 2017. This was it’s last tweet.
It was only a matter of time before this serial troll returned to Twitter. It didn’t take long – a new account appeared on 17th October 2017 which bore all of Ian Wiltshire’s usual hallmarks. I spotted it within a couple of hours of its first tweet and flagged it up to fellow Nazi-hunters.
Feigning ignorance of his new Twitter account, I poked him on “Twitter for racists” (© Salon) gab.ai, asking “When are you starting your new Twitter account, Mr Needy?”.
I let him deny that it was him a couple of times, then revealed that he’d been spotted. He continued to deny that it was him.
Yesterday, Wednesday 25th October 2017, I noticed a couple of tweets that rang a bell.
I checked on his gab feed, and sure enough…
To make it fair, I thought I’d give him a chance to come clean. I knew he wouldn’t. He’s a pathological liar.
Instead he pretended to DM “Martin”, who just happened to change from cuddly historian one minute, to threatening pal of Anders Behring Breivik the next.
Having given him enough chances to come clean, and watched him dig his hole of idiocy ever deeper, I showed my hand.
Now, any sane person would realise they’d been busted at this point. It’s cut and dried. A slam dunk. Maximum Mycroft humiliation. Ian Wiltshire, though? Of course not. As well as being a pathological liar, he’s completely unable to ever admit that he’s wrong. It’s a serious mental problem, which must have caused him all sorts of strife trying to function in the real world. Instead, he doubled down on his bullshit and claimed that he had set me up!
To resort to bullshit like that when you’ve been caught red-handed is utter lunacy. He’s still sticking to that line today, despite it making no sense. Occam’s razor – the principle that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected – was in play even before I discovered the duplicate posts about arrests.
I’d already spotted his modus operandi – trolling BBC radio hashtags e.g. #r4today, #wato, #bbcpm, #bbc5live, even #TheArchers, and slipping in parts of his unhinged Nazi beliefs – a “plan” which I’ll write more about another time. Needless to say, most people ignore him or tell him to get lost.
Oh, and finally, as a special bonus for Ian when he reads this – I didn’t mention this on gab, but the account which went silent and which Ian claimed was run by “Tom” or “Rand” at different times, but not him…
Well, “Tom” also has something in common with Ian “Mycroft” Wiltshire.
Yes, the thing all these people have in common is that they are all sad-sack Nazi weirdo Ian Wiltshire, pretending that he has friends. It’s tragic, really.
A rolling list of the accounts he uses can be found here.