He Wanted to Mark 100 Years Since Hitler's Election. Instagram Didn't Like It

While trying to educate people about historical injustices – by posting reports about the past in the present tense – this American got himself in hot water

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Manny Marotta.
Manny Marotta.Credit: Tyler McGee of Tyler McGee Media
Moran Sharir
Moran Sharir

Manny Marotta is a curious and quiet 24-year-old American Jewish guy. He studied political science at the University of Pittsburgh and wrote for the university’s legal news journal. His dream is to be a journalist but his real passion is history.

One day, about three years ago, he realized how he could combine these two fields. He decided to start a Twitter page where he would report in the present tense on events that actually took place exactly a century ago, as if he were a journalist sent back in time to cover history in real time.

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