Sputnik reporter Cassandra Fairbanks is considering filing a lawsuit against The Independent and a reporter for Fusion for calling her and independent journalist Mike Cernovich “white supremacists,” the Gateway Pundit reports.
She is referring to the picture she posted on Twitter of herself and Cernovich in the White House press room doing the “ok” symbol.
The photo was retweeted by Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller with a comment “just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House.”
Roller’s post went viral and so far has been retweeted at least 6,000 times.
The Independent did a piece about the photo, hitting Fairbanks and Cernovich for making the hand symbol condemned by the Anti-Defamation League as racist because it signifies “white power.”
The article appears to align the two journalists to the alt-right since the same symbol has been previously flashed by Lucian Wintrich and Milo Yiannopoulos, described by The Independent as alt-right journalists.