Auernheimer discovered a vulnerability on Twitter Ads platform and exploited it for an inflammatory stunt.

On Monday, hacker Andrew “weev” Auernheimer explored [unmonitored Twitter-Ad-] vulnerabilities at length while paying for a promoted tweet of his own—one that asserted that white people should “defend ourselves from violence and discrimination.” His Storify post on the matter made his trolling intent clear: he wanted “to see what women and minorities think about [the tweet].”

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