Who Chooses to Run a Twitter Poll About the Holocaust Death Toll?

Scaramucci-backed outlet runs online poll on 'how many Jews were killed' in Holocaust

Anthony Scaramucci is now a media entrepreneur, in case you didn't know, and his Scaramucci Post on Tuesday asked the Twitterverse to weigh in on the following question: How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?

Lance Laifer is a 52-year-old hedge fund manager, according to Bloomberg.

"This is @lancelaifer and I apologize if anyone was offended by the Holocaust poll".

Laifer then tweeted from the Scaramucci Post account that he apologizes "if anyone was offended by the Holocaust poll".

Diggs is known among the Twitterati for the unusual habit of following 500,000 people on the platform - about as many as follow him.

Leifer has also spearheaded Wall Street efforts to raise money to fight malaria and pneumonia in the Third World.

"One of the lessons from the Holocaust was not to allow preventable deaths", he told The New York Times in 2007.


The company was launched following Scaramucci's ouster from the White House, but a website does not yet exist.

CNN reporter Jake Tapper tweeted Tuesday morning that a source close to Scaramucci said the former White House communications director was "furious" about the poll and "at least one person is getting fired". The Scaramucci Post Twitter account, on the other hand, has been active since August, primarily retweeting with the hashtag #SPThoughts and running Twitter polls. "What The Scaramucci Post is going to represent is a center lane".

The Scaramucci Post tweeted a poll asking, "How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?"

Users on Twitter expressed anger and disbelief at the poll, suggesting it was making light of the horror of the Holocaust and an act of trolling.

The Anti Defamation League was among those calling for the site to pull the poll.

And it was Leifer who took the blame for posting the Holocaust exercise. The phrase "Holocaust" also began trending on Twitter because of this tweet.

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