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Douglass Mackey

Douglass Mackey

Douglass Mackey is an economist who lives in the Upper East Side.

He was revealed as the identity behind the alt-right Twitter account, Ricky Vaughn.



Tweet from Ricky Vaughn

Tweet from Ricky Vaughn

Mackey grew up in Waterbury, Vermont and is the son Scott Mackey a lobbyist and a former legislative aide to the late U.S.

Sen. Jim Jeffords.He

would graduate from Harwood Union High School and earn a degree in economics from Middlebury College. [6]

Mackey started the Twitter account Ricky Vaughn in 2014 during the aftermath of Gamergate.

He started to post content in favor of Donald Trump during the 2016 election as well as Anti-Semitic tweets.


On April 3rd during an argument on GAB, Paul Nehlen revealed that Mackey is the identity behind Ricky Vaughn and later Christopher Cantwell tweeted a picture of him.

Nehlen was subsequently banned from Gab for his actions.



Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comTweet from Ricky Vaughn
Apr 6, 2018, 1:18 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comMackey tweeting an Anti-Semitic image
Apr 6, 2018, 1:21 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comWith friends
Apr 6, 2018, 12:01 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comMackey with two unidentified women at an event
Apr 6, 2018, 12:01 AM
Citation Linkhuffingtonpost.comArticle about Douglas Mackey being Ricky Vaughn
Apr 6, 2018, 12:11 AM
Citation Linkgab.aiNehlen being banned on GAB
Apr 6, 2018, 12:19 AM
Citation Linknydailynews.comRacist pro-Trump troll outed as college grad living in NYC
Apr 6, 2018, 12:21 AM
Citation Linkmotherjones.comDouglass Mackey Is in a Heap of Trouble
Apr 6, 2018, 12:35 AM