Twitter Deletes White Nationalist And "Alt-Right" Accounts

Posted: Nov 16 2016, 1:52pm CST | by , in Latest Political News


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Twitter Deletes White Nationalist and "Alt-Right" Accounts
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Twitter has been hard at work suspending the account of American so-called "Alt-right" activists who stand for the hatred and bigotry that has paraded throughout the United States since the election.

Among some of the accounts removed include those in the white nationalist policy, the National Policy Institute, Radix, and Richard Spencer, the head of the organization. Other prominent white nationalist figures were also removed, including Paul Town and Pax Dickinson.

Spencer said that the ban was “corporate Stalinism," though Twitter says that what he stands for (which is 'peaceful ethnic cleansing’ to halt the ‘deconstruction’ of European culture) is against policy.

“Twitter is trying to airbrush the alt right out of existence,” Spencer said to an alt-right news source. “They’re clearly afraid. They will fail!”

Spencer's ban is very notable because it is one of the first times that a verified status has been deleted, according to The Guardian.

A Twitter spokesperson said, “the Twitter Rules prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies.”

The move came on the same day that Twitter announced that they will go after hate speech on the website. Users have been begging for changes like this for the last few years, so for many, it is too little,e too late.

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