I can't find any news stories backing up this tweet, but Anil Dash is not some nutty rabble-rouser, nor is he prone to making claims that later prove to be false. So I'm assuming there's something to this, even though I can't point you to a specific link.

ETA: Thanks to Cheerful for sharing this link and this one, too (tho that second one will age quickly as the tweeter adds new tweets on different topics). Here's a video of this embarrassment that is guaranteed to make your jaw drop while you feel sad for a feeble old man trotted out on a stage.