Update (11/4/19, 9:30 a.m.): On the evening of November 1, Casey announced on Telegram that his secret Twitter account had been suspended, writing that it was “likely thanks to Media Matters” and promising that he “will be back.”
Update (11/4/19, 2:28 p.m.): Casey’s podcast has now been deleted from SoundCloud, with the link to the page for the first episode now going to a message stating, “This track was not found. Maybe it has been removed.”
Patrick Casey, the president of major white nationalist organization American Identity Movement (AIM), has launched a podcast on online audio distribution platform SoundCloud, even though the platform’s content policies explicitly bar hate speech and extremism. The podcast’s SoundCloud page also promotes a Twitter account of Casey’s, even though he has been previously banned from Twitter for violating its policies.
The American Identity Movement, previously called Identity Evropa, has been described by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as “one of the largest groups within the alt right segment of the white supremacist movement.” Earlier this year, the site Unicorn Riot released thousands of messages that members of the organization posted on the platform Discord, and they featured anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, racism, and homophobia, along with praise for the convicted murderer of Heather Heyer at the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. AIM also helped organize the Charlottesville rally, and according to ADL, Casey himself participated in the rally.
On November 1, Casey posted a link on his Telegram account to a SoundCloud-based podcast called Restoring Order, writing that for the “first episode” of the podcast, “I'm joined by Nick Fuentes and Jake Lloyd to discuss recent events: TPUSA's recent Q&A sessions, Conservatism Inc.'s response, the purpose of the Dissident Right & more!” (Fuentes is also a white nationalist who participated in the Charlottesville rally.) The SoundCloud page for Restoring Order features a link to AIM’s donation page.
During the episode, Casey expressed concern about the destruction of “our civilization, our culture, and our people,” and urged talk about “the demographic change that our country is undergoing” and “the rampant … institutional anti-whiteness coming from the left” and the “globalist power structure.” The panel also discussed the need to tell people that “it’s OK to believe” that “homosexuality is wrong.”
Additionally, the SoundCloud page for the episode features a link to what is obviously a Twitter account of Casey’s, called @OPTlCS__CHECK. Casey previously had a Twitter account that was suspended in August for violating Twitter rules. Though the bio of the @OPTlCS__CHECK account claims it is a “parody account,” the account’s activity clearly suggests it is run by Casey, promoting the podcast and linking to Casey’s Telegram account. Additionally, the current display name for the account is “American Identity.”
Evading a Twitter suspension is a violation of Twitter rules.